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Dental Implants are the Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

It’s easy to think of missing teeth as just an issue of appearance. But gaps in your teeth can actually cause dental and health problems, too. 

When you have spaces in your mouth, neighboring teeth tend to shift toward the open area. This causes misalignment of your remaining teeth and possible chewing problems. And when your bite is off, it can limit your ability to eat a well-rounded diet, leading to malnutrition. 

Further, because your jawbone relies on the pressure that comes from regular chewing and biting to stimulate cell renewal and growth, the absence of it causes your bone to atrophy and eventually melt away. 

Another problem with missing teeth, especially in the elderly, is chronic bacterial infection that can spread to the rest of the body through the bloodstream and affect vital organs.  

Finally, multiple missing teeth change your facial structure and can cause your cheeks to sag or look sunken, prematurely aging your appearance.

Dr. James Butler at Innovative Dental Ideas can solve all those issues with dental implants. And if you live in the Columbus, Ohio area, you have access to our green, state-of-the-art facility that features an on-site lab, the most advanced bioesthetic techniques, and a full range of cosmetic treatments. You also get to experience Dr. Butler’s unique philosophy that focuses on preventive dentistry, patient-oriented care, respectful pricing, and adaptability and innovation.

Dr. Butler’s renowned expertise in dental implant technology means you’re in caring, qualified hands. Here’s why he believes dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth and why you should consider them if you’re missing a tooth or two.

They stay put like natural teeth

You have choices when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Dentures and bridges are two popular ways of addressing gaps in your smile. But all removable dental appliances have one distinct drawback — they move. 

In fact, dentures often require a breaking-in period to get used to this inevitable movement. Many denture wearers need to relearn how to eat and speak with them. Even with denture adhesive, the movement can keep you from eating chewy foods you love, change the way you pronounce certain words, and even cause clicking sounds that others can hear.

Dental implants, on the other hand, are permanently anchored to your jawbone, eliminating all those issues. 

They promote bone growth like natural teeth

Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are attached to your jawbone with a titanium rod that mimics the root of a tooth and provides the life-giving pressure that stimulates bone growth. Other dental prosthetics may take care of the gap visually, but only dental implants function like your natural tooth down to the bone.

They can be brushed like natural teeth

Dentures need to be taken out every night for cleaning with a special solution. Although it’s not difficult, it’s an extra step you don’t have to take if you opt for dental implants. Once your implants are in place, you can brush and floss them just like your natural teeth.

They last as long as natural teeth

While dentures and bridges only last an average of 10 years before you need to replace them, dental implants are meant to last a lifetime. With proper care and good oral hygiene, your new dental implants are yours for good.

They look like natural teeth

Dr. Butler is a master at matching your existing teeth’s shape, size, and color so no one can tell that you ever lost a tooth. Dental implants give you the most natural-looking smile and the confidence to go with it.

If you have missing teeth, there’s no reason to live with the gap. Call us today at 614-529-0062 or request an appointment online to find out if implants are right for you.

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