Our smiles were made to have all of our teeth. Our pearly whites help us to chew our food, speak our words, and retain our facial structure—not to mention our self-confidence—as we age. When you’re missing a tooth, or even several teeth, it’s easy to feel embarrassed about your smile. You can change your life with dental implant treatment. These sturdy tooth replacers enable you to feel great about your smile again and live life to the fullest! What benefits do dental implants offer?
Restores Full Functionality
When you have missing teeth, food can become a problem. You may not be able to enjoy the foods you were once able to enjoy. Dental implants can restore full functionality of your mouth. They’re firmly implanted in your jaw bone with a titanium screw and finished with a crown on the end that perfectly matches your natural teeth. They’re so strong that they mimic your natural teeth when it comes to function, and no one will be able to tell the difference between your implant and your natural teeth.
Dental implants restore your smile and enable you to speak properly again. Our teeth help us to correctly pronounce words. If you’re missing a few teeth, you may have had trouble speaking like you used to. This can add to the embarrassment you feel about your smile. With dental implants, not only will your smile be restored, but your speech will as well!
Helps Retain Facial Appearance
When you’re missing some teeth, you risk losing bone in your jaw. Your jaw bone is constantly being stimulated by the roots of your teeth, therefore encouraging healthy, strong bone. When your teeth are missing, the bone is no longer being stimulated, and therefore doesn’t grow. Over time, your cheeks can begin to look hollow and your chin may even begin to tilt up.
When you have dental implants, the implant stimulates your jaw bone, which can actually encourage new growth as your body accepts the dental implant. Your face can retain its shape and fullness well into old age. You need adequate jaw bone to be a candidate for dental implants, so the sooner you seek treatment, the better!
Fast and Easy Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are a simple, safe procedure that has an extremely low risk of rejection or infection. Your dentist can determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants with an oral exam and x-rays. Patients should be in good health and have enough bone in their jaw to receive dental implants. Your oral surgeon will place the implant in your jaw during a procedure. After your implant heals, you’ll receive a custom dental crown on the end. You’re done!
Dental implants can change your life. You’ll never have to worry about a partial denture falling out, getting food stuck in the spaces between your teeth, or watching your facial structure change over time. Dental implants can give you the confidence to smile again and enjoy the things you used to enjoy without worrying about your smile. Ask your dentist if you’re a candidate for dental implants today!