Missing Teeth: Replacing Them is Easier Than Ever

I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!

How Can Implant Dentistry Help Get Your Smile Back?

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Are you looking to replace one or several missing teeth to enable you to smile confidently again? You have a good option for dental implants, which are drilled into your jawbone to look like real teeth. Implant dentistry offers a lifetime solution to missing teeth. Implants have several advantages over dentures and dental bridges. Here are some reasons to explore dental implants with your dentist.

Implants Are Convenient

Implant dentistry does not alter the shape of the adjacent teeth as is needed by dental bridges. You don't have to remove and clean them repeatedly like dentures. You won't be worried about embarrassing mishaps like falling out while chewing or speaking. You will barely notice the foreign elements in your mouth because the implant bonds to the bone.

You don't have to bother about special care for dental implants. You clean them while brushing and flossing along with the rest of your teeth. You also don't have to worry about carrying and storing them safely while traveling. You can go about your usual business just as if you had your natural teeth. 

Implants Maintain Natural Dental Structure

Teeth implants are hard to tell apart from natural teeth. A dental implant goes into the jawbone and binds with the bone. Implants are made of non-allergenic and non-reactive metal. Dental implant dentistry has advanced such that your implants last for a lifetime. It is a better proposition than replacing bridges or dentures after a decade or two.  

Implants also help keep your facial structure. They support cheeks and lips to avoid the collapsed look that comes with teeth loss. Implants stay on permanently for the rest of your lifetime.

Implants Prevent Deterioration of Dental Structure

A gap in the teeth makes the adjacent teeth unstable. There is no pressure to keep them in line, which makes them lean towards the gap. They can become shaky and change position. A gap in the front teeth alters the way you bite and the way your face looks.

Another big advantage of implants is the prevention of jawbone loss. Your jawbone loses density when there is a gap in the gum. Loss of sensation also leads to the loss of simulation for the jawbone. It deteriorates and loses volume. Retaining your jawbone structure is important in keeping the rest of the dental structure in good shape. It prevents the gap from becoming a weak point.  

Would you like to replace lost teeth and get your confidence and smile back? Talk to a dentist about dental implants.


18 May 2021