Missing teeth can make you hesitant to smile, speak, and eat. Dental implants can remedy this issue, as they mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Read on to learn more about how dental implants can benefit your smile.
Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone through surgery. They act as artificial tooth roots and are used as anchors for replacement teeth. Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth.
Here are the benefits of receiving dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Gaps in teeth are unsightly, but they can also make chewing difficult or uncomfortable. When a tooth is lost, the adjacent teeth will drift into the empty space. This can cause misalignment of the smile, which can also make the teeth harder to clean. In addition, missing teeth can compromise the structure of the face by making the cheeks look sunken in and shortening the jawline. Implants allow patients to regain full use of their teeth as well as provide an improved appearance to their smile. Patients can replace a single tooth with an implant, or an implant can be used to restore multiple adjacent teeth at once. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss.
Dental implant restorations help replace the missing root and tooth structure, helping to keep the jaw bone healthy and preventing tooth loss. Implants also protect the surrounding natural teeth from shifting out of place, as is often the case when a tooth is lost or extracted. This can result in misalignment of the bite, which can impact the alignment of the jaw and the facial profile. Replacing missing teeth with dental implant restorations helps patients to maintain their oral health.
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to deteriorate from lack of stimulation and nutrients. The surrounding teeth and gums begin to shift into the gap, causing misalignment of your other teeth that may lead to problems such as crowding or crookedness. This may result in the need for orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. A dental implant not only replaces a lost tooth but also prevents additional tooth loss by preserving the bone in the jaw. Implants ensure that you are able to bite naturally and comfortably again.
Dental implants also make it easier to eat and speak properly. With traditional bridges and dentures, they may slip out of place while eating or speaking, which can result in embarrassment. With implants, you are restored to the comfort and confidence you had with your natural teeth.
Tooth loss doesn’t just impact your oral health and function—it also affects the appearance of your smile. Dental implants provide patients with a permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement that restores both oral health and aesthetics. No longer will a missing tooth leave a gap in your smile and affect your confidence!
Missing teeth can affect your ability to eat and speak properly. The gaps left behind can make it difficult to chew or pronounce some sounds clearly. Teeth replacements, such as bridges or dentures, can cause additional problems because your other teeth and jawbone tissue can begin to deteriorate as a result. A dental implant replaces both the root and the crown of the missing tooth, preserving the integrity of the jaw and surrounding teeth. This not only improves chewing capability but also helps improve your speech.
A missing tooth can cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile, and it can also make it difficult to eat comfortably. Fortunately, implant-supported restorations bring all of these benefits. You’ll feel comfortable and confident whenever you speak or eat.
By replacing missing or damaged teeth with a dental implant, you can experience an improved appearance, better oral health, and better function. Give us a call to learn more about having this procedure done!