How Do Dental Implants Compare to Your Natural Teeth?

If you have just been told that your tooth needs to be extracted, choosing a tooth replacement option will become very important. You may have heard about dental implants before. Implants consist of a titanium post implanted into your jaw, onto which a crown (artificial tooth) is attached. In Middletown, Indiana, Dr. Jonathan Titus of Titus Dentistry is happy to offer dental implants to patients. But how do dental implants compare to your regular teeth? Let’s take a look!

Made to Last

Our natural teeth are very strong and can last a lifetime, but sometimes this is not what happens. It could be because of an accident resulting in tooth trauma or because of bad oral hygiene and choosing to indulge in a diet full of sugary and acidic foods, but sometimes we lose teeth or need them extracted. Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing a missing tooth because they are durable and long-lasting. A dental implant should last you for the rest of your life with proper care. The implant itself is constructed of titanium, one of the most durable metals on Earth. The bond between the titanium implant and your jawbone creates an incredibly strong anchor to which an artificial tooth will be attached.  

No Decay

When not properly cared for, your natural teeth are susceptible to cavities and decay. When decay is allowed to progress unchecked, it could become necessary to have the tooth removed (or it could fall out on its own). Titanium dental implants are not able to decay, which is another reason why dentists highly recommend them for tooth replacement. That is not to say that you can choose not to brush your replacement tooth. Implants can still become infected if not kept bacteria-free. You will still need to brush, floss, and rinse as usual.

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Very Durable

It is challenging to break or crack an implant. The most susceptible portion of your dental implant will be the crown placed on top, which can break like a natural tooth. Crowns can also be worn down from continual grinding or bruxism. The implant itself is incredibly tough, but the crown needs to be treated with the care you would give to all your remaining teeth.

To schedule an appointment at Titus Dentistry, please call (765) 358-5868.

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An alumnus of Purdue University and Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Jonathan Titus is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He always prioritizes his patients by striving to provide the best possible dental care.

With the constant developments and changes in the industry, Dr. Titus makes sure to invest his time in continuous education and training from some of the most respected and skilled dental institutions. This is done to stay abreast of any dental practices and technology that may contribute to improving his efficiency and accuracy when treating his patients. Through this, he maintains his quality of work and exceeds his clients’ expectations.

Dr. Titus is presently a member of the Dawson Academy Alumni, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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