If you have gaps in your smile due to missing teeth, the situation isn’t going to get better on its own. In fact, it’s likely to get a lot worse. That’s because all the teeth in a healthy smile support each other. But as soon as you lose even one tooth, the integrity of the entire system is disrupted. Your remaining teeth begin to shift around and your jawbone begins to deteriorate, which can lead to the loss of even more teeth.
We encourage you to continue reading our website to learn more about how dental implants are a solution that can make a positive difference in your life.
Dental implants don’t just look great. They protect your smile from undergoing additional damage by holding your remaining teeth in place. Dental implants also help preserve the health of your jawbone. As soon as you lose a tooth, your jawbone begins to deteriorate. But dental implants actively counteract jawbone disintegration by stimulating circulation throughout the region.
With proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, dental implants can last up to a lifetime. As long as they’re well taken care of, implants often never need to be replaced.
Dental implants can be maintained just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. To avoid scratching your implant, Dr. Wirth recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and nylon floss, as well as avoiding any toothpaste that contains abrasive ingredients.
Dental implants have a success rate of 98% — as long as the surgery is performed by an experienced and qualified dentist like Dr. Wirth, you have nothing to worry about. Implants are also the only tooth replacement that stimulates jawbone growth to protect your long-term health.
More and more, patients are learning that dental implants are the quality tooth replacement solution that they are seeking. To learn more about implants, and if you qualify for dental implant treatment, contact us for a no-obligation implant consultation with our Whidbey Island Dental Team.
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Dr. Douglas Wirth
Dr. Derek Wirth
794 East Whidbey Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA
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