Losing one or more of your teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. It can also be damaging to your oral health, since the longer you go with missing teeth, the more your jaw bone will degrade. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for the problems that come with tooth loss because there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there, including dental implants.
 
Like other tooth replacement options, implants are designed to restore dental function by filling in the spaces left behind by missing teeth. But unlike other tooth replacement options, implants are placed directly inside the jaw bone where they eventually fuse to the bone and provide exceptional strength and reliability. They also keep the jaw from degrading by supporting healthy bone mass. Here are a few of the benefits implants offer, and tips for determining whether you’re a good candidate for implant placement.  

Dental Implant Benefits  
We’ve already mentioned how durable implants are, but they offer many other benefits as well. Here are a few:

Natural appearance
Comfort
Convenience
Confidence
Improved oral function and health    
Bone stimulation

If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants, keep in mind that they are a long-term solution and are known to last up to 20 years or in some cases even longer. Implants are the only type of tooth replacement that can prevent your face from changing shape due to jawbone degradation after tooth loss. Implants are a worthwhile investment that can improve your oral health and appearance for the long term.  
 
Find Out if You’re a Candidate  
 If you’re generally in good health, have healthy gum tissue and no signs of periodontal disease, you’re probably a good candidate for dental implants. Before you can receive a dental implant, you need to undergo an examination to make sure you have adequate bone density. If you have insufficient bone mass to support an implant, you may need to have a bone graft placed in the affected area. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Amarik Singh, contact Periodontal Implant Associates.