In recent years, more and more people are looking into dental implants as a means of correcting their missing and or badly damaged teeth. There are many sound reasons for doing so, not the least of which is the cosmetic benefits that dental implants provide. Simply filling in the areas that missing teeth have created does wonders for your smile.
Because they are anchored into the bone, dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants can also help you chew and speak more effectively. Additionally, they are often more comfortable than traditional removable dentures, which can irritate your mouth or slip when you least expect it causing you embarrassment or pain.
Dental implants are extremely durable (with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime) and can also improve your overall oral health. Because they “stand alone”, they rest their full weight on the titanium post that serves as a synthetic root. They do not cause a strain on your existing teeth because they don’t rely on adjacent teeth for support.
Furthermore, implants are far stronger than dentures. Removable dentures limit your overall biting and chewing ability because they do not allow you to bite down with as much force as you can on either a natural tooth or an implant.
Implants Can Make You Look Younger
Besides creating a strong and permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth, dental implants can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. The differences are often so noticeable, you may actually feel as if you have had a facelift because they can give you a more youthful appearance.
Missing teeth can cause hollow areas in your cheeks in such a way as to make you look older. Additionally, if you have missing upper front teeth it may cause your lips to sag inward, creating a thinner, less attractive smile. Dental implants replace these missing teeth, filling out your face for a more youthful and radiant smile.
At one time, if you had missing or badly broken and worn teeth, your options were severely limited. Fortunately, that is no longer the case as dental implants are the ideal answer to the missing teeth for most patients. Don’t suffer from painful, missing or damaged teeth any longer. We are here to help. Call us today to find out how we are making the latest dental technologies both affordable and comfortable. You’ll be glad you did.