Advantages of Dental Implants

It is an unfortunate fact that many of us will lose teeth as we grow older. Conscientious dental hygiene and regular care can prevent the kind of loss past generations have suffered, but there is still a good chance that aging will bring the dilemma of what to do about missing teeth. When this time comes, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cosmetic dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall can help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you. Dental Implants vs. Dentures In the past, the only way to replace lost teeth was by using dentures. Now, however, many people opt to have dental implants instead. Dental implants provide several advantages over traditional dentures. Because they are permanently implanted in the jaw, they do not slip or slide in the mouth as dentures can. Implants also help stimulate the jawbone while you chew, promoting growth and keeping the jawbone from breaking down. Many people who use dentures over a long period of time experience extensive bone loss in the jaw, and dental implants can help prevent this. Types of Dental Implants Modern dentistry offers several options regarding dental implants, including:

  • Traditional implants
  • Reduced diameter implants
  • Implants with permanent restorations
  • Implants with removable dentures
  • The option you choose depends upon the number of missing teeth, the health of your mouth and your personal preferences. Dr. Marshall can help you make the best choice regarding dental implants during your initial consultation. For more information about dental implants and how they can help you, please contact the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cosmetic dentistry offices of Lindsey Marshall, DMD.

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