Even with meticulous oral hygiene, people may still lose their teeth. As we age, we tend to produce less saliva which makes it more difficult to keep our mouths clean. When bacteria enter our mouth, we are at greater risk for infection and gum disease.
Gum disease may cause teeth to become decayed, loose, or to fall out; not to mention the other problems it can cause to the rest of your body.
Although losing teeth is a tough situation, there are several options to replace them. One of the more popular options for replace missing teeth is dental implants. The Michigan Dental Implant experts at Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates believe tooth implants are the best option to replace missing or damaged teeth because implants are natural-looking and permanent.
Dental implants become fused into the jaw bone; acting like the tooth’s natural root and the foundation for new teeth. This means that unlike bridges or dentures, the teeth won’t slip around, cause the jaw bone to deteriorate, or cause damage to the neighboring teeth.
There are many advantages to choosing dental implants. They look and feel natural, they improve the patient’s ability to chew, they will not cause difficulty when speaking, and help to preserve the patient’s jaw bone which may prevent the patient from appearing older than they are.
While dental implants are not the only option to replace teeth, Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates believe they are the best option. For teeth that last a lifetime, choose dental implants.