If you’re missing a tooth, it’s likely you’ve spent a great deal of time exploring your different tooth replacement options available to you. One of your best options is actually dental implants from Appolon Dental Group in Midtown Manhattan. If you’re considering a tooth replacement option, learn these 3 facts about dental implants before you make your decision.

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1. Dental Implants are as Strong as Natural Teeth

One of the most important facts about dental implants you should know is that they are nearly as strong as your natural teeth. The dental implants are made with titanium which is a biocompatible material. After Dr. Appolon places the implant into your jaw, it begins to heal with the bone surrounding it. Once the bone heals, the implant becomes part of your body and acts just like a natural tooth root. We then place a restoration on top of it like a dental crown, bridge, or dentures. The implant gives you back the same power of a natural tooth in comparison to removable dentures that only give you back 25 to 50% the power as your natural teeth give.

2. Dental Implants Can’t Decay or Get Cavities

One of the best parts about having dental implants is that they don’t decay or get cavities. Now, this isn’t a reason for you to stop brushing your teeth or caring for your oral health. Your dental implants are not made of titanium which simply doesn’t get cavities. Your restoration will also not get cavities because it’s not a natural tooth. We highly recommend that you continue brushing and flossing as usual with your dental implants.

3. Dental Implants Help Preserve Your Jawbone

One of the biggest downfalls of losing your natural teeth is losing the jawbone that comes with them. Once you lose your teeth, your jaw bone has nothing left to hold in place so naturally, it begins to disappear. This can, unfortunately, begin to cause your face to show early signs of aging and drooping. When you opt for dental implants, the implants ignite your jaw to produce bone mass again which can help you look younger and prevent any remaining teeth from moving out of place.

Want to find out if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for your smile? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Appolon today by calling (212) 557-8668 to find out. We will determine if you’re a good candidate for them and give you more information about the benefits of the procedure.