Whether you are missing one tooth or all of them, you have many choices when it comes to tooth replacement. While other options are certainly valuable in specific situations, dental implants have proven to be a long-lasting, durable option. When placed correctly and cared for appropriately, implants can last a lifetime. If you are on the fence about implants, we have several benefits for you to consider.

Care and Maintenance

One of the best things about implants is the small amount of care they require. In fact, implants can be treated exactly as your normal teeth would. Floss once a day, brush twice a day, have your regular exam and cleaning and your dental implants will take care of themselves.

Permanent, Natural-Looking Replacement

Once implants are placed, they are there to stay. They never have to be removed and they function exactly as your natural teeth would. You can eat what you want, speak comfortably and enjoy all the things you love without worry about your teeth falling out.

Bone Density Preservation

Every tooth has a root that is secured in the jawbone. When that tooth is missing, there is nothing to stimulate the bone to regenerate, and it can deteriorate over time. This leads to a crumbling jaw, shifting teeth and even a complete change in your facial appearance.

Implants are placed directly into the jawbone. Over time, the bone bonds with the implant and it does the job that your former root would do. This helps preserve the bone density and the shape of your smile. In this way, implants are far more beneficial than dentures.

What’s Right for You?

Good candidates for dental implants should not smoke, should not have gum disease, must have enough bone density to hold the implant in place and have good oral hygiene. If you are wondering if you are a good candidate, schedule an appointment with Dr. Giraldo in Norwalk, CT today to set up a treatment plan!