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3 Reasons to Consider an Investment in a Dental Implant

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At Shank Dentistry, we are committed to presenting all of your treatment options, along with their benefits and limitations. After all, if you are investing in your smile, you should have all of the facts before you commit to a particular treatment. 

Advantages of Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there is a clear winner when it comes to improving your health and your quality of life. Dental implants are the most reliable and beneficial treatment for replacing missing teeth and are almost like having your natural tooth again. We often recommend to our Indianapolis and Southport patients that they consider investing in dental implants.

#1 Implants Replace the Entire Tooth

Dental bridges supply the gap in your smile with an artificial filler tooth, whereas dental implants replace the whole tooth – including the root. The dental implant post, rooted in the jawbone, becomes part of the body, making it the most stable solution. Dental implants also prevent bone loss by stimulating healthy bone through the pressure of chewing.

#2 Implants Can Last a Lifetime

Dental implants have over a 95 percent success rate, and with the proper care, they can last a lifetime. The dental implant crown is subject to the same wear and tear as natural teeth and can be replaced if they crack or wear down.

Otherwise, the dental implant post will remain integrated with the jaw. Barring any bone or gum disease, it could serve you forever.

#3 Implants Are a Conservative Approach

Dental implants do not require the alteration of nearby healthy teeth like dental bridges. Replacing a single tooth is a standalone procedure that is easy to brush and floss just like regular teeth. When combined with a dental bridge, dental implants can replace multiple missing teeth and help patients avoid partial dentures.

Southport dental implants treatment is reliable and affordable in our Indianapolis dental office. So what're you waiting for? Give us a call today!

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