A dentist might offer you a few different solutions if you're missing one or more teeth and need to have them replaced. Although you can get away from the initial embarrassment of having missing teeth by choosing a dental bridge or the standard dentures, they ultimately pale in comparison to the services that dental implants provide. Today, dental implants are regarded as the most common tooth replacement option with many dental experts and oral professionals claiming the treatment to be the best option for qualified patients. Here are a few reasons why dental implants are the best solution for a missing tooth problem. Longer lasting One of the standout features of dental implants is their longevity and durability. Dental Implants are surgically implanted within your jawbone making them a permanent replacement solution. Once your implants are set, they are can last up to 25 years and sometimes longer. Traditional dentures usually last 5 to 7 years before they need to be replaced. Better support and Stability With your dental implants being surgically placed and eventually fusing with your jawbone this creates a solid foundation for not only your implants but your overall jaw density as well. This is in contrast to dentures that sit on top of your gum line and can at times shift out of place. Better for Your bones As previously mentioned, dental implants not only allow you to gain the appearance of having flawless looking teeth, they also save your jaw bone density that can be lost from dealing with a missing tooth. Dentures may cause bone deterioration since they do not integrate with or help retain the jawbone. Easier Than Sunday Morning Since dental implants are created to function like normal teeth and are permanently placed within the mouth, they should be cared for and maintained as if they are your natural. They do not need to be removed like dentures to be cleaned or soaked while you sleep. Contact us If you're still unsure if dental implants are the best solution for your teeth replacement, contact our offices located in Plymouth and Sandwich, Massachusetts to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Lane to learn more about your options and which one is better your oral needs.