A desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth is dental implants, which:
- Offer better esthetics — Placed in your gums similar and supported similarly to a natural tooth, dental implants have a more realistic appearance than other options.
- Reduce bone resorption — Placed in the empty space where a tooth previously resided, dental implants help slow the rate of bone recession that naturally occurs when a tooth is lost and they provide stability for this valuable tissue.
- Increase retention — Improved full or partial denture retention can occur with dental implants. In some cases, we can secure your denture to a group of implants with special connectors that completely stabilize the denture.
- Preserve natural tooth structure — Considered a good alternative to a bridge, an implant is a mostly independent unit and doesn’t affect the adjacent teeth. By comparison, a bridge requires the destruction of your existing tooth structure to create room for the bridge and makes the task of retaining your teeth more difficult.
For more information on whether implants are a good fit for you, call us at 952-432-9155.