Older Woman Being Carried on Back By Older ManIf you’re a Kentucky resident with loose or missing teeth, chances are you’ve heard about dental implants. After all, dental implants have gained quite a reputation in recent years. Whether you have one missing tooth, a few missing teeth, or you need to have an entire mouthful of teeth replaced, dental implants can fully restore your oral function and your smile.

Dental implants are the tooth replacement option most periodontists like Dr. Clagett choose for their patients. And there are many reasons why. If you’re skeptical about dental implants and are wondering about their advantages, keep reading.

Advantage #1: Dental Implants Restore Full Oral Function

One of the most appealing advantages of dental implants is the fact that they restore full oral function for Kentucky patients.

You may be thinking that dentures and bridges restore oral function as well, but that’s only partly true. Dentures and bridges come with restrictions, meaning you can’t eat or drink certain things if you want to protect them. Not only that, but dentures tend to slip and slide around the mouth and can make speaking difficult or embarrassing.

However, dental implants don’t come with any dietary restrictions, and Dr. Clagett’s patients can eat and drink ANYTHING they want—including popcorn and taffy! And when it comes to having conversations with friends, you can do so with confidence because dental implants are permanently set into the jawbone, which means your teeth won’t move when you speak.

Advantage #2: Dental Implants Look Like Natural Teeth

Another appealing advantage of dental implants is the fact that they look just like natural teeth. There is no one-size-fits-all solution with dental implants. Each one is specifically designed to match your existing teeth and fit your smile perfectly. This also means Kentucky men and women gain a boost of self-confidence because you’ll have a smile, you can be proud to show off!

Advantage #3: Dental Implants Are Permanent and Strong

Dental implants provide Dr. Clagett’s Kentucky patients with a permanent solution to their missing teeth. Because they are surgically inserted directly into the jawbone, they will gradually fuse to the jawbone and create a permanent bond with the bone. Therefore, they are designed to last a lifetime.

The same cannot be said about other tooth replacement systems like dentures. These temporary prosthetics are placed on top of the jawbone and are not securely placed. Therefore, as the jawbone changes shape over the years because of the lack of stimulation from tooth roots or dental implants, dentures will become loose and ill-fitting.

Advantage #4: Dental Implants Are Easy to Care for

Another amazing benefit of dental implants is that they are easy to care for. In fact, they only need the same care your natural teeth need—regular brushing, flossing, the use of antibacterial mouthwash, and regular visits to visit Dr. Clagett for biannual cleanings.

Taking care of other tooth replacement options like dentures is a very different experience. As you know, dentures must be removed nightly for cleaning, and require special products to keep them clean and fresh.

Talk to Dr. Clagett of Clagett Periodontics About Treatment with Dental Implants

Dr. Clagett values every patient he sees in his Kentucky practice, which is why he has developed the patient experience to be one of comfort and safety.

If you’d like to learn more about how dental implants can improve your life, call his office today at (270) 982-7377 and visit our before and after gallery to see examples of patient results.