Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone to provide a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth.

“Dental implants are an excellent solution for people who are missing one or more teeth,” said Dr. Tony Thomas, lead dentist at Advanced Smile Care in north central San Antonio.

If you are considering dental implants, here are six reasons why you should consider getting them.

Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.

Dental implants are designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. They are custom-made to perfectly fit your mouth, and they can be color-matched to your existing teeth, so they blend seamlessly into your smile. Additionally, because dental implants are anchored to the jawbone, they feel just like natural teeth when you chew, speak, and smile. Think about it. Dental implants can give you back your smile, and supercharge your confidence!

Dental implants are a long-term solution.

Denture care is not a permanent solution for missing teeth. They are prone to flopping around in a person’s mouth. They can chip, break, stain, and even come out at inopportune times and lead to embarrassing moments. Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years or even a lifetime.

Dental implants protect your oral health.

When you lose a tooth or even a few teeth, the surrounding, remaining teeth can shift out of place, which leads to bite problems, speech difficulties, and even pain or discomfort. A missing tooth or multiple teeth can also lead to bone loss of the jaw, which can weaken the surrounding teeth and increase your risk of losing even more teeth. Dental implants protect your oral health by keeping your remaining teeth in their proper positions and stimulating bone growth in the jaw. By getting dental implants, you can maintain the integrity of your jaw bones and also help to prevent future dental problems.

 Dental implants are versatile.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even a full arch of teeth. There are so many options and solutions that getting into a dentist’s office to be evaluated is a critical first step. Since each person is different, your path to getting your smile back will be unique.

“It’s important to have a full exam and conversation with your dentist so they can create a customized treatment plan that is right for you,” said Dr. Thomas.

Keep in mind that dental implants are a versatile option that can be tailored to meet your specific dental needs. There are no “stock answers.” Your individualized smile solution begins through a conversation with your dentist!

Dental implants improve your quality of life.

Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat your favorite foods, smile with confidence and sometimes even speak with clarity.  Missing and damaged teeth can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing you to feel self-conscious. Sound familiar? Dental implants can improve your quality of life by restoring your ability to eat and show off that bright healthy smile that you hope everyone notices!

Dental implants are easy to care for.

Caring for dental implants is simple and straightforward. You can care for your dental implants just like you would care for your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Unlike dentures, which require special cleaning solutions and can be difficult to remove and reinsert, dental implants are a low-maintenance option that integrates seamlessly into your oral hygiene routine.

Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They are also long-term solutions, protect your oral health, are versatile, and can improve your quality of life.

If you are considering dental implants, the team at Advanced Smile Care is ready to answer your questions and provide you with a comprehensive exam to see if they are right for you. Give us a call at 210-366-3606 to set up an appointment and ask to speak with our implant concierge.