Stop Hiding Your Smile
More than 1/3 of American adults have missing or broken teeth. If you are one among the 100 million, don’t feel alone. While it is easy for broken or missing teeth to hammer your confidence, there is a solution. For many, dental implants are the perfect answer to missing teeth.
Implants, while they sound intimidating, are actually a great option for those with missing teeth. Implants are small posts secured into your jaw bone that support a crown, bridge, or denture. Because they are placed into the jaw bone, over time, your jaw will grow around them just like a natural tooth. This leaves your jawline and your smile stronger than ever. The best part is that implants last forever, as long as you maintain a healthy dental routine and continue seeing your dentist twice every year.
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a lifelong solution to a damaged smile. Because the jaw bone grows around them, it is very difficult to differentiate these from normal teeth. Dental implants can also help you with the following:
- Make daily habits easier, like chewing, eating, talking, and smiling
- Help you avoid more extreme dental measures like partial or full dentures
- Reduce bone loss and gum recession
- Be as effective as a natural tooth in securing a dental bridge
- Support dentures for a sturdier fit
- Prevent face caving
- Offer a lifelong solution
Not all implants are created equal. If you are looking at implants as an option for your smile, there are many different types available. Our dentists at Empire can help review the options with you and recommend the best ones for your mouth and lifestyle. We also partner with implant specialists in the San Antonio area, so we may refer you to one of their offices.
In some cases, like with a decaying tooth, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction first.