By Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA
December 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

No other tooth restoration method offers the benefits that dental implants do. Implants don't just fill the gaps in your smile but also keep your jaw strong and healthy. Your Jacksonville Beach, FL, dentist Dr. Rick Harrison helps you care for your smile with regular exams and a full range of dental services and treatments, including dental implants.

Why are dental implants an excellent choice?

Dental implants offer several important advantages that can make them the ideal choice for Jacksonville Beach residents, such as:

  • Comfort: Dental implants replace your natural roots and are made of titanium, a metal that bonds to bone easily. Thanks to this unique bonding ability, your new tooth is securely attached to your jawbone just like your natural teeth. There's no slipping or irritation when you eat, and you probably won't be able to difference between your implants and your natural teeth.
  • Appearance: The dental crown attached to the top of your implant is made from an impression of your mouth to ensure that your new tooth fits the gap in your smile perfectly. Dental implants also help you maintain your appearance. If you don't replace missing teeth, your remaining teeth will soon shift position, leading to overlapping and crowding. As your teeth move, your bite may change, and you may find it more difficult to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth. Dental implants prevents shifting, ensuring that your smile doesn't change.
  • Strength: Shifting teeth aren't the only consequences of tooth loss. After you lose a tooth, your jawbone may begin to shrink during a process called resorption. The problem occurs because a portion of your jawbone is no longer stimulated by your tooth roots. Your new dental implants keep your jawbone strong by providing constant stimulation.
  • Longevity: Full dentures and bridges must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, which can be costly if you must replace them several times throughout your life. Most dental implants will last your entire lifetime, which can make them a less expensive choice when you calculate lifetime costs.

Restore your smile with dental implants! Call your Jacksonville Beach, FL, dentist Dr. Rick Harrison at (904) 241-4237 to schedule your appointment.