Advantages

What are the advantages of dental implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.

  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants may allow you to speak without the worry that your teeth might slip.

  • Improved comfort. Dental implants may eliminate the discomfort and gagging associated with removable dentures.

  • Easier eating. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence.

  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile, and help you feel better about yourself.

  • Improved oral health. Dental implants do not require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.

  • Durability. Implants are very durable and with good care, implants may last a lifetime.

  • Preserve alveolar (jaw) bone and facial structures. Loss of teeth allows gradual bone resorption and atrophy. Dental implants help prevent further bone loss.

Drs. Limbaugh and Stephenson are dentists providing dental procedures such as cleanings, fillings, crowns, teeth whitening, dental implants, and porcelain veneers in Huntsville.
Dr. Limbaugh and Dr. Stephenson are licensed as general dentists in the State of Alabama.