A beautiful, healthy smile can really boost your confidence. If you have a missing tooth, you may feel uncomfortable and embarrassed to show your teeth. To solve the issue of missing teeth, you may go for dentures. Unfortunately, dentures have some drawbacks since, for some people, they are loose, and they do not fit properly. Another perfect solution is dental implants. If you choose to have dental implants, you are likely to enjoy the following benefits.
Retention of the Jaw Bone
If you have a missing tooth, it means your jaw bone has a space that might deteriorate with time if it lacks stimulation. Your teeth are connected to your jawbone through a root structure. Biting and chewing cause physical stimulation to the jawbone and help keep it healthy and intact. By getting dental implants, your tooth’s natural space is firmly planted in the jawbone. This causes jaw bone stimulation which helps in retaining it. Dentures may increase the chance of bone loss since they are not able to stimulate the bone. Drs. Rob Yoxthimer, James Fennell, Nathan Fennell, and Douglas Dix will be glad to assist you with any questions regarding bone retention.
Your Diet Is Not Restricted
Dental implants are very much similar to your natural teeth. You can chew any food without worry. On the other hand, dentures will make you make a few adjustments regarding the food you eat. This is because chewing while having dentures does not feel as comfortable as with implants. You might not be able to eat foods like corn and steak with dentures.
Dental implants can last your entire life because they are permanently fixed on your jawbone. They are created from titanium, and they get integrated with the bone so they offer guaranteed longevity. The implants are also bio-compatible, meaning it’s hard for them to get rejected by the body. They also look like your natural teeth, and brushing and flossing them is quite easy. Another advantage of dental implants is that they do not decay or get cavities because they are not your natural teeth.
Ensures the Adjacent Teeth Are Stable
Having a gap or missing tooth can make the surrounding teeth move towards it. Crooked teeth may affect your appearance, ability to chew, and impact your bite. It might also result in interference that complicates replacement in the future. A poor bite might also cause temporomandibular issues, headaches, and pain. After having a dental implant, the adjacent teeth remain stable since there is a tooth replacement.
Prevents Premature Aging and Sagging Skin
Leaving a gap open for too long may lead to bone loss, which can eventually result in facial sagging. Other effects might include thinning lips, wrinkles, and a pointed chin, making the individual appear older. Dental implants prevent all this from occurring since there will be no bone loss.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have any queries regarding dental implants and whether you are a perfect candidate, contact us at Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, DDS. Here, we will offer you the best services and care. We will also ensure that you get the healthy teeth you have been longing for so that you can smile with confidence.