Age affects every part of your body, including your teeth. As you grow older, your teeth can become worn, frail, or damaged due to decay, trauma, or periodontal disease. Despite your best efforts to care for your pearly whites, you may wind up losing one or more of your teeth. That’s where dental implants can come in. Implants from Proffitt Dentistry in Maryville, Tennessee, make great replacement teeth for seniors looking for a long-term remedy for tooth loss.
Implants offer a permanent solution to replacing lost teeth, as the titanium implant that’s embedded into your jaw can last a lifetime. With proper care, the prosthetics supported by your implants, i.e., porcelain crown, bridge, or dentures, can last between 10-15 years, depending on their use. Implants look, feel, and function more like natural teeth than any other restorative option, making it easier to smile, chew, and speak.
Although implant procedures take months to complete as the implant has to fuse with your jawbone before attaching permanent prosthetics, the final results of firm, stable, natural-looking teeth make the wait well worth it!
Here are some of the advantages seniors stand to gain by choosing implants as replacement teeth:
Are you a senior looking to replace lost teeth? Contact Dr. Proffitt in Maryville, TN, at (865) 432-0804 to learn more about dental implants.
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