When you are missing teeth, every day of your life is affected by their absence. Eating, speaking, smiling – your ability to do all these things and your self-consciousness while doing them are impacted by missing teeth. Dental implants fill in the blanks so your smile looks natural and is super-strong so you never have to worry about the stability of your teeth ever again.
One of the biggest worries patients have when they’re getting tooth restorations is whether the repair will be obvious. The prosthetic tooth attached to a dental implant is custom-designed to match the rest of your teeth in size, shape, and color so it blends right in.
You want to be able to bite down on your favorite food, to chew and chew without worry about whether your dentures might slip out of place or your absent teeth will hinder your meal. Dental implants are permanently and surgically placed within your jawbone. They’re not going anywhere.
Unlike some dental restorations that only address the surface repairs and the aesthetic angle of dental repairs, dental implants work above and below the gumline, replacing the absent tooth root and the missing tooth. You have a complete tooth after a dental implant has been put in place.
Missing teeth, over time, can cause your face to change shape. If the jawbone is not stimulated by tooth roots, it will begin to compress and shrink in on itself, making you look much older than you are and even look unhealthy. Because the implant is a manmade tooth root, the jaw is supported and so too is your face shape.
5. Fully functional
Modern dentures are strong and durable, but in some instances you can’t get away from the adhesives. You don’t have to worry about any part of a dental implant failing at an inopportune time. They are in your jawbone for good and they will always work, just like natural teeth, no adhesives ever.
6. Easy to clean
Brush twice a day. Floss once a day. See your dentist twice a year for dental cleanings and check-ups. Easy!
7. Better oral health
When you are proud of your teeth you will be more inclined to take care of your teeth. Dental implants are an investment in all ways, and when they are firmly in place and your mouth has healed, you will be so proud of your smile you’ll take excellent care of it. That means your chances of decay or infection are dramatically diminished.
Plus, when you fill in the holes in your smile, you stabilize the neighboring teeth, preventing them from floating around in your mouth or shifting in any way. Dental implants are not only important on their own, they play an integral role in maintaining your overall oral health.
There is no substitute for the kind of self-confidence you will immediately develop when you walk away from your dentist’s office with a complete, strong, stable, beautiful smile. Dental implants are a powerful dental restoration for your body and spirit.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chi Fu at Chester Hill Dentistry in Rye to discuss dental implants and other dental restorations so you can get a complete smile.