You already know that broken, missing and badly decayed teeth need to be replaced as soon as possible. While it is tempting to ignore them (especially if they are not visible), missing teeth can cause many problems, including – but not limited to – further tooth loss. However, you may be wondering if there’s a way to know if dental implants are the right treatment for you.
After a thorough examination, our implant dentists here at Sheen Dental Implants will be able to determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants in Richmond. Finding out if dental implants are the right solution for your dental problem involves research and consulting with our experienced dentists, since different patients have different oral needs and what works best for someone may not be the best option for another person.
Dental implants simplify oral hygiene
Unlike dentures that require specialised care and need to be taken out every night in order to be thoroughly cleaned after a day of continuous use, dental implants do not require special cleaning agents in order to remain clean or fresh. Simply brush and floss them along with the rest of your teeth unless otherwise instructed by your dentist. Patients with dental implants in Richmond don’t need to worry about loose dentures and adhesives and will only need to visit the dentist for check-ups and cleanings.
Dental implants protect the jawbone from deterioration
Of all tooth replacement options available nowadays, dental implants are the most long-lasting. This is because they are entrenched into the jawbone and cannot become loose or shrink over time. Once they are placed into the bone tissue, dental implants form a strong biological bond with the jawbone, facilitating the mounting of replacement teeth such as crowns, dentures and bridges. Patients can substitute replacement teeth if broken, but that is less costly than replacing dentures or bridges every few years.
Dental implants look and feel natural
Dental implants in Richmond are blended seamlessly with the rest of your teeth to create a natural look without unattractive lines. Once we place your replacement teeth on top of them, it is almost impossible for anyone to tell whether they are real teeth or not.