If you are missing a tooth, or more than one, you are well aware of the difficulties associated with the condition. In order to correct this condition, your dentist offers a number of options, and if you are reading this you may be curious about the benefits of dental implants over the alternatives. We'll discuss some of these below, but if you would like to learn more contact Dr. James Watts in Mystic, CT.
Results You Can See
Perhaps the biggest benefit of dental implants over other treatments is the results. Even on close inspection, a tooth replaced with a dental implant is difficult to differentiate from the rest.
There is also, generally speaking, no extra care that is necessary for your new tooth. That is not to say you shouldn't protect your investment, but that you can care for it just as you do your regular teeth. With daily brushing and flossing, and with regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and checkups they, just as your natural teeth, can last a lifetime.
Benefits Over Other Treatments
Dental implants can replace a single tooth without the need to impact those adjacent to the gap, as a dental bridge does. A bridge uses those neighboring teeth to support the crown that will ultimately bridge the gap. This requires that they be reshaped so that they too can accept a crown.
For multiple missing teeth, the traditional treatment is a denture. Dental implants offer a more secure alternative to these with implant-supported dentures and partial dentures.
Dental Implants in Mystic, CT
The way that dental implants can offer all these benefits is due to the way they work. An implant is a titanium post that is permanently bonded to the bone through a process called osseointegration. This implant will support the crown which will be your new tooth.
There is a lot more to know and you can learn all about it during a visit. So make an appointment today with Dr. Watts in Mystic, CT, by dialing (860) 536-6446