Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement for several reasons.
First, they offer the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth, which also makes them easy to care for with routine brushing and flossing.
Next, they're a reliable treatment with a 95 percent success rate. Tooth implants in Citrus Heights also offer exceptional longevity that is better than any other option since they can potentially last for a lifetime.
However, probably the most significant advantage they offer is one that you cannot see. When your tooth root is lost, your jawbone has nothing to support, and it begins to deteriorate. This impacts support for your surrounding teeth, and can also change the appearance of your face. A dental implant replaces your root and keeps your bone healthy and stimulated.
When you don't replace a tooth, neighboring teeth will shift. This can cause bite misalignment and painful problems with your jaw joint (TMJ). Replacing your tooth with a dental implant keeps your bite aligned correctly and functioning properly so you can eat and enjoy your food with ease.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants in Citrus Heights? Contact Citrus Grove Dentistry today to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Erickson.