The Benefits of Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
Your smile should last a lifetime. With dental implants from Dental Associates, it will. Replacing missing teeth is important: to your overall health and also to the health of your other teeth. When natural teeth are missing, you lose chewing ability, and unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded. Missing a tooth, or teeth, creates problem after problem after problem.
Having missing teeth is embarrassing, and if left untreated, will only get worse. But you can look and feel better, regain your self-esteem, have a better quality of life, and simply smile more with dental implants from Dental Associates. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating patients with missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as the standard of care for tooth replacement. You deserve to smile again, and you will with dental implants from Dental Associates.
Learn the lifelong benefits of implant-supported replacement teeth (dental implants) below...
Get immediate results
At Dental Associates, the problems with failing teeth or missing teeth can be replaced with new, beautiful implant-supported restorations in as little as one procedure. It’s not at all complicated. Our dental implant team will give you a lifelong solution for a lifelong smile. You will experience a dramatic improvement in chewing ability, teeth stability and overall comfort.
Improve your appearance
Look better and feel better. A major benefit to dental implants is that they preserve bone, preventing deterioration of the facial structure, and therefore improving appearance. When most or all the natural teeth are severely compromised or missing, there is nothing left in the jawbone to stimulate bone growth. The human body senses that the jawbone is no longer necessary and begins to dissolve it away, moving the minerals to other parts of the body. This deterioration of the jawbone can quickly result in facial collapse. The lips fold in, and the lower face shrivels up to create a “witches chin.” Wrinkles also develop around the mouth to create “marionette lines.” This makes the person look much older than they actually are. With dental implants, the appearance of these wrinkles caused by posterior bite collapse, or complete facial structure collapse is virtually eliminated. You put twenty years back into your smile!
Restore self-esteem and renew your self-confidence
Being able to eat what you want, when you want, where you want. Being able to laugh and smile shamelessly. Being pain-free and worry free. Regaining self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth. Because dental implants look and feel like real teeth, you no longer have anything to be ashamed of. You can laugh and smile and feel good about who you are and how you look.
Be comfortable in everyday situations
Implant-supported replacement teeth never have to come out – not for daily cleaning, not for brushing and flossing, not for a medical exam or during a hospital stay, not for any reason at all. Be comfortable when eating, drinking, sleeping, and being intimate. Dental implants are permanent. Just like your new smile.
Restore your mouth to its most natural state
Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth. When the entire tooth – including the root – is replaced, the feel and function of natural teeth are replicated and a strong, stable foundation that allows comfort when eating and speaking is created. Everything in the mouth looks natural. No one will know you have a new implant-supported smile except those you tell.
Brighten your smile
Even when only one tooth is missing, long-term aesthetics are usually much better with an implant-supported replacement tooth than with a traditional tooth-supported bridge. This is particularly important in the front of your mouth, where preventing a visible bone defect is critical for natural appearance.
Keep natural healthy teeth healthy
Tooth replacement with traditional tooth-supported bridges requires grinding down the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth, so that the bridge can be cemented onto them and into place. This natural tooth structure, once ground down, can never be replaced and the long-term health of these teeth is compromised. Partial dentures have clasps that hook onto adjacent teeth, putting pressure on these teeth as the metal framework rocks back and forth. In addition, the clasps eat away at the remaining gum tissue, causing even more harm. Eventually these teeth can loosen and fail as a result of this unnatural pressure. Replacing missing teeth with implant-supported crowns/bridges does not involve the adjacent natural teeth, so they are not compromised, damaged or destroyed. So your healthy teeth stay healthy and your smile lasts even longer.
Enhance your overall quality of life
With dental implants, a smile is more natural and so is the tooth function. The result is increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. If dentures and partials are replaced with implant-supported teeth, the overall enhancement in quality of life is even more significant, with an ability to eat all types of foods, even crunchy or sticky snacks. You can eat what you want, when you want, where you want. You’ll speak better, feel better, and look better. And if you’re a denture or bridge wearer, you’ll never have to deal with messy adhesives or cleaning cups.
Dental Implants improve your quality of life by...
- Improving eating habits immediately
- Eliminating messy and potentially toxic adhesives used to hold dentures
- Eliminating unsightly and destructive metal clasps common with partial dentures
- Never needing to take out dentures or bridges again ... ever
Eliminate health issues common with failing teeth
Improving oral health can also improve your overall health. Dental implants help create a healthier mouth and help reduce periodontal disease, a bacterially induced chronic infection and inflammatory disease. Periodontal disease does not resolve by itself. Left unchecked and allowed to worsen, it can lead to heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Dental implants will immediately improve the health of your mouth. And because dental implants imitate natural teeth, the care for them is also similar to that of caring for natural teeth. With routine maintenance (brushing and flossing), and regular check ups, you’ll have a happy, healthy smile for a lifetime.
Care for your teeth easily
Caring for an implant-supported crown is the same as caring for natural teeth. It’s easy. Just brush and floss regularly, and visit your Dental Associates dental hygienist and dentist for regular cleanings, maintenance and check-ups. Once dental implants are in, you simply have to treat them like regular, natural teeth. And smile like they are, too!
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