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Elizabethtown Dentist Explains The Long-term Benefits Of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a long-lasting solution to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.

Dental implants offer a long-lasting solution to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.

    ELIZABETHTOWN, KY, June 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In terms of tooth replacement options, dental implants are tops for their long-lasting nature and oral health benefits, according to Dr. Marc Dyer, an Elizabethtown, Kentucky dentist at Dyer Family Dentistry.

Dental implants are a surgically implanted artificial tooth root that is made of biocompatible material, so the jawbone fuses to the dental implant, providing a sturdy and long-lasting tooth replacement. Dentists can also use a series of dental implants to anchor a full or partial denture, replacing multiple teeth at the same time. The implant itself is covered with a porcelain crown that looks like your tooth -- or better -- before you lost it.

Many long-term benefits exist to having dental implants. One of the chief benefits is that the implants themselves are typically permanent. While dental bridges may require replacing in their entirety every five to seven years or less, the dental crown that tops the implant may require replacing every 10 minutes. However, the dental implant itself is intended to last a lifetime.

Another important long-term benefit is that dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that encourages jawbone growth. When a person loses a tooth, the jawbone that once supported the tooth starts to recede. This can cause dental alignment to shift, changing the way the teeth appear. Jawbone loss can also give you a hollow appearance to your face, which can make your facial skin appear sunken-in.

"Because jawbone is required to anchor the dental implant, patients with dental implants do not experience jawbone loss as others do," explains Dr. Dyer, an Elizabethtown implant dentist. "This allows them to replace their teeth missing teeth and retain their appearance."

Because a dental implant does not consist of actual tooth material, it is not subject to decay as a typical tooth or bridge-supported tooth can. While you still must brush and floss regularly to maintain your gum health, you do not have to be concerned with cavities when it comes to your dental implants. Dental implants require significantly less upkeep than wearing dentures as a form of tooth replacement. For example, you do not have to take them out and clean them as you would dentures.

"Patients enjoy wearing dental implants because they feel as natural as their own teeth once they have had time to heal properly," Dr. Dyer explains. "Also, they do not require making changes to surrounding healthy teeth as dental bridges do, which protects a patient's healthy, surrounding teeth."

For more information on dental implants at the Elizabethtown, Kentucky dentist's office of Dr. Marc Dyer, please call (270) 769-3990 or visit his practice website at and click on "Services" and then "Dental Implants."

About Dyer Family Dentistry: Owned and operated by Dr. Marc Dyer, Dyer Family Dentistry is a solo practitioner providing family, cosmetic and reconstructive dental care with a focus on dental implant dentistry. Dyer Family Dentistry was established in 1992, with Dr. Dyer taking over in 2008. Dr. Marc Dyer graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. After dental school, Dr. Dyer completed a two-year post-graduate residency program at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dyer Family Dentistry provides services in cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, crowns, veneers and dental implants.

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Dr. Marc Dyer, DMD
804 N. Mulberry Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 769-3990

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Elizabethtown, KY
United States
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