If you thought a beautiful, even, white smile was impossible; it might be time to consider dental implants. Missing, cracked or unsightly teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, not to mention make it difficult to chew and eat certain foods. As you consider your restorative options, think about the benefits of dental implants. If you’re not familiar with the benefits, we’re happy to share a few!
A restorative option like a fixed bridge often requires altering otherwise healthy teeth. A dental implant, however, is a longer lasting and less invasive way to restore a missing tooth without affecting the health of the surrounding teeth.
If you have a missing tooth, that empty space isn’t your only worry. When there is a gap present in teeth, it will cause surrounding teeth to move and “fill in” the space. Unfortunately, this can lead to uneven and crowded teeth, which are always more difficult to keep clean (which, in turn, leads to other dental issues). A dental implant will keep your teeth aligned.
Choosing a dental implant over a fixed bridge can help you preserve the health of your jawbone. That’s because, eventually, your bone begins to deteriorate beneath the missing tooth. This is due to the fact that your jawbone requires stimulation, which is lacking when a tooth is missing.
Believe it or not, a deteriorating jawbone can really affect your appearance. As bone deteriorates, it can make your face appear “sunken in” which in turn makes you look – gasp! – older. Dental implants help combat deterioration by giving the bone plenty of stimulation.
Denture wearers can benefit immensely from implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures can help solve for common denture complaints like poor fit, mouth sores, a sunken-in appearance and food restrictions. A dental implant-supported denture is the best solution for common denture woes.
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