Dental Implants: Option Or Necessity?

By Site Admin | Dental Implants

Apr 12

If missing or damaged teeth have adversely affected your self-confidence and self-esteem, then dental implants may be the solution for you. Implants can replace missing or damaged teeth and restore your beautiful smile, so you’ll feel more self-confident and you’ll smile more.

Who Needs Dental Implants?

Anyone who has lost teeth due to decay, trauma, illness or any other condition can restore their facial structure and help maintain the alignment of their remaining teeth. If you have missing teeth, then you may need dental implants.

Why Are Implants Important?

Implants are artificial teeth that replace natural teeth that are missing. Since your natural teeth are integral to both your good oral health and your overall good health, implants are important because they replace your natural teeth that have been lost.

Digestion

Your teeth are an important part of your digestive process. When you chew your food, enzymes help break it down so that it’s prepared to enter your digestive system. Chewing your food properly helps prevent digestive upsets and enables you to receive the maximum nutrition from your food. When you have teeth missing, you can’t chew your food properly nor can you eat all of your favorite foods.

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants can facilitate the mastication process and you’ll once again be able to eat the foods you love.

Facial Structure

Your teeth are vital to maintaining the structural alignment of both your jawbone and your other teeth. When you have one or more missing teeth, there’s no support for the surrounding teeth and they’ll begin to shift forward into the open space. This causes misalignment of the remaining teeth as well as erosion of the bone structure in the jaw.

Premature Aging

When the structure of the jawbone erodes, both the upper and lower jaws lose their original structure and the result is distortion of the chin and upper lip. Premature wrinkling can also result due to bone loss in the jaw.

Enunciation

When you lose teeth and your jawbone begins to erode due to tooth loss, then you may have difficulty with enunciation. Being able to speak clearly is important to your daily lifestyle, and dental implants can help you maintain good enunciation and clear speech. Dental implants can prevent bone loss and help you continue to speak clearly, which will help with your self-esteem.

Appearance

Everyone wants to look and feel their best and implants can help with that. When you have a beautiful smile, you’ll smile more and research has shown that smiling is good for your mental and psychological health. When you have missing or damaged teeth, you’ll smile less because you’re ashamed of the condition of your teeth. Having a beautiful smile will help elevate your self-confidence and self-esteem which will provide you with a psychological boost.

Are Implants Right For Everyone?

Most people are good candidates for dental implants, but your doctor will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw structure before recommending dental implants. If you lack sufficient bone to facilitate implants, a bone graft is possible.

Are Implants A Common Procedure?

Dental implants are one of the most common dental procedures in the U.S., with more than 5 million implants installed annually. They’re a preferable alternative to dentures and require only the same maintenance procedures that natural teeth require. A regimen of good oral hygiene that includes brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups will keep your dental implants functioning properly for years, decades or even a lifetime.

If you’re interested in dental implants, call us today for an appointment and we’ll schedule a consultation for you. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you.

 

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