Considering dental implants to replace missing teeth?
No matter how it happens, having missing teeth can make anyone feel self-conscious. Instead of smiling naturally, people with missing teeth tend to hide their smiles and lose their confidence.
Even worse, the space left by missing teeth is more likely to become infected with bacteria as opposed to other areas of the mouth. There is also the inconvenience of difficult eating and speaking that can occur with some cases of missing teeth.
When missing multiple teeth, it might make sense for one to consider dental implants in order to improve the smile and boost confidence.
Why consider dental implants for missing teeth
There are a lot of reasons to consider dental implants for replacing missing teeth. Keep reading to find out more!
Dental implants resemble natural teeth more than most other options. Not only do they look like natural teeth, but they also feel completely natural over time because the titanium implant will fuse to the jawbone eventually.
Once this fusing has taken place (usually in a matter of a few months), the dental implants will look and feel just like the other teeth, giving one the freedom to perform normal activities, such as eating, speaking, and smiling.
Plus, there is no need to worry about slipping or shifting, which can sometimes occur with removable dentures.
Since dental implants fully fuse to the jawbone, they are much more than a temporary solution. In fact, this makes them the longest-lasting replacement for tooth loss. One will not have to worry about replacements or adjustments as is the case with other options such as removable dentures or bridges.
Bone loss prevention
Many people are unaware that tooth loss will eventually lead to bone loss because bone requires stimulation. Once the tooth is gone, the bone underneath, in the jawbone, will diminish. This phenomenon can lead to premature aging and make one more prone to fractures as well.
Dental implants help to stop bone loss as it stimulates the jaw, due to the stabilization and stimulation provided to the underlying bone when the implant fuses.
One of the beauties of dental implants is that one does not have to make any changes to regular dental care. By simply brushing and flossing daily, both the dental implants and natural teeth will remain in good standing condition.
The only real concern is gum disease, which can compromise dental implants. To avoid gum disease, it is advised to never skip flossing and visit the dentist on a regular basis. Of course, avoiding highly acidic and sugary foods and beverages can also be helpful.
Are dental implants right for you?
Dental implants are right for anyone with missing teeth who wants a long-lasting solution that feels just like natural teeth. One will be able to avoid the short and long-term hassles that accompany other tooth loss solutions like dentures or bridgework.
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