If you have a missing tooth, or even several, we at Alexandria Center for Dentistry are pleased to offer implants as the ideal solution. Compared to older, traditional choices, bridges and dentures, our Alexandria dental implants offer some unique and exciting benefits. You get a tooth replacement that looks, feels, and even acts like a natural tooth.
It’s an aesthetic concerns when you have empty space where a tooth used to be, especially when that tooth was visible when you smile. It can make you self-conscious. But there are other disadvantages to not having all your teeth. The other teeth on that jaw may shift, possibly causing discomfort and misaligned jaws as a result. And while bridges and dentures replace the tooth, only our Alexandria dental implants also replace the root. This preserves your gum and bone tissues, and maintains your normal facial contours. Best of all, it means a strong, durable, and dependable foundation for your new tooth. A fixed bridge is cemented to your gums and held in on either side with anchors to the neighboring teeth. This requires that those two teeth must be filed down so that the anchors can be placed and crowns cemented on top to hold them securely. Implants have not impact on your other teeth. Removable dentures are held in with adhesive, which can be messy. It’s also not entirely reliable. Dentures can slide when you chew or speak, leaving your confidence at less than 100%. Our Alexandria dental implants require no adhesive ever. And as for confidence, you can speak, laugh, and chew even the toughest foods with full assurance. Implants have a high success rate of about 98%, too.
With proper care, you can get a lifetime of use out of implants. In some ways, they are even superior to natural teeth. They never get cavities or require root canal. Isn’t it time you did something about the empty space where a tooth used to be? Call us today and get started.