While not the only way to replace lost teeth, dental implants are the most permanent of choices. They can last the longest of all the restorative treatment options and dental implants also provide a natural look and feel.
As with any procedure, RLJ Dental recommends that you get a complete dental exam and talk to your dentist about a treatment plan prior to the implant. For example, getting any teeth whitening done prior to getting dental implants or veneers is encouraged since implant color is permanent and cannot be whitened.
Reasons for Choosing Dental Implants
- Stability – With dentures and bridges there is always the possibility of the teeth slipping when you talk, chew or cough. This isn’t a concern because RLJ Dental anchors the titanium post into the jawbone and a replacement tooth or bridge is attached.
- Prevent further damage – The empty spaces between teeth and in your gums from missing teeth make it easier for germs and plaque to get into your body. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) says getting implants will prevent greater bone loss. They will also prevent remaining teeth from shifting into different positions.
- Ease of cleaning – Unlike other restorative procedures, implants do not create additional cleaning. Patients can clean these teeth the same way they clean their natural teeth. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash, along with routine dental visits, will keep the implants in great condition.
- Permanent– Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime.
Modern dental implants were developed more than thirty years ago. With a success rate of 98 percent for lower implants and 91 percent for upper implants, it’s easy to see why they’ve stuck around.
RLJ Dental, Meeting All Your Dental Needs
No matter where you are in Wisconsin, no matter what dental needs you have, our network of independent dentists are committed to providing the best service with the latest technologies, for the most affordable price. From comprehensive prevention to cosmetic dentistry; periodontal treatments to restorative work; from implants to sports dentistry, RLJ Dental is ready to serve you.
Our trustworthy team is out to build long-lasting relationships, and we measure our success by a lifetime of smiles. Visit RLJDental.com to find a location near you.
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