If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, our St. Cloud dentist Dr. Yang Hua may recommend dental implants. However, with other tooth replacement options available, like dentures and bridges, you may be wondering if dental implants are the right choice for you.
At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we recommend dental implants as a top tooth replacement option due to the many benefits they offer. We have listed five of those benefits below to help you make your tooth-replacement decision.
1. Dental Implants Act and Look Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants are the tooth replacement that looks, feels, and functions most like natural teeth. When Dr. Hua works closely with you to design dental implant restorations that match your smile and create a look that's so natural, no one will ever know your dental implant is not a real tooth. Dental implants also act like natural teeth, with the implant post functioning as the missing root and helping you maintain good oral health.
2. Dental Implants Encourage Bone Health
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that encourages natural bone regeneration. A tooth root usually provides this stimulus, but when you are missing a tooth, the root is not there to provide that function. Since the implant is rooted in the jawbone, it stimulates the bone, keeping it healthy.
3. Dental Implants Are Secure
A dental implant is surgically placed in your jawbone, making it entirely secure. This means you can speak, laugh, and chew without worrying about your tooth replacement falling out. Many patients find that this gives them an added boost of confidence!
4. Dental Implants Are Easy to Maintain
Your dental implants don’t need a lot of extra care or attention, but you do need to pay attention to your gum health to avoid bone loss that could threaten your implant's stability. Brush twice a day and floss once to keep your smile healthy.
5. Dental Implants Are Durable
Your dental implant can last a lifetime with proper care, and the dental crown attached to the implant can last over a decade. In addition to your diligent at-home oral hygiene routine, be sure to stay current with your six-month dental exams and cleanings. Dr. Hua will check the condition of the implant and the surrounding gums to ensure that everything is as it should be.
Dental Implants in St. Cloud, FL
Dr. Hua is experienced in replacing missing teeth with dental implants, and he would love to help create your new smile.
Contact Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hua.