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Dental implants are an effective dentistry procedure designed to replace an entire tooth–including the root. Many patients overlook implants as an option for cosmetic dentistry, as crowns and veneers seem easier to them. However, dental implants offer many benefits that other cosmetic procedures can’t. Here are a few reasons to talk to your dentist about dental implants today.

Natural Appearance and Feel: Implants are designed to look and behave like your natural teeth. This will help you feel confident and healthy again, making it easier to eat, speak and smile. In fact, they are so much like your natural teeth that you and your dentist may be the only ones who know it’s an implant at all!

Complete Restoration of the Tooth: While other cosmetic dental procedures are wonderfully helpful with a variety of smile restoration needs, an implant does something more: it restores the full function and look of natural teeth, including the root of the tooth. The connection between the implant and the jaw bone will grow stronger over time in a process called osseointegration, which helps to prevent bone loss. This means that all candidates for implants must have sufficient jaw strength before moving forward. Don’t delay calling your dentist about dental implants! The longer you wait, the more time your jaw has to deteriorate.

Long-Lasting Restoration: With the proper care–brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing once a day and keeping your mouth clean through proper eating habits–implants can last a lifetime. They could last be even longer than some of your other natural teeth!

For more information, call Eagle Oral Surgery Implant Center in Eagle, Idaho, at 208-995-2865. Dr. Jeremy Hixson and our team look forward to restoring your radiant smile!