Dental Implants: The best way to replace a missing tooth
Are you missing one or more teeth and considering your replacement options? Dental implants are titanium anchors which are attached directly to the jaw. They are more effective than dentures when it comes to natural tooth replacement and look much better too.
There are several causes of tooth loss – it could be an auto accident, a slip and fall, aging or poor habits. Dental implants are anchored directly into the jaw as securely as possible, in such a way so that there is no impact of any sort on the surrounding healthy teeth.
Give us a call to schedule a consultation. Dr. Sycamore will determine if you are a candidate for a dental implant and schedule the procedure in our office. Implant placement is a very simple procedure and can be done with only local anesthesia. Recovery is generally quite easy with only minor pain for a few days following the procedure.
There are 4 reasons why Dental Implants can change your life for the better. Let’s see what they are.
1. You Can Eat What You Want
If you have one or more teeth that are missing, you probably choose foods that are easier to chew rather than those that are delicious and healthy. There are probably many foods you wish you could have, but can’t because your teeth won’t allow you to. When you get a dental implant, you don’t have to worry about that – you can eat absolutely anything you want, just like you did when you were in your teens. You can have all the healthy foods that you had given up having because of the missing teeth. Dental implants act as natural teeth and expand your food choices, so that you can have healthy and nutritious food for the rest of your life, without it causing you any sort of discomfort.
2. Dental Implants Fight Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis or loss of bone is a terrible condition that affects a lot of people as they get older. Osteoporosis is first detected in the jaws. Your jaws are stronger when you have more teeth. Missing one or two teeth weakens the jaws. Dental implants are known to slow down, stop or even in some cases, reverse osteoporosis. Dental implants keep the teeth healthy and strong and fight bone loss.
3: Dental Implants Do Wonders for Your Career and Relationship Prospects
Another reason to get dental implants is that they give you a healthy smile. Why is this so important? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. A strong, healthy grin or a smile creates quite an impression, both at the workplace as well as with the opposite sex. According to a study done in the UK, men found women who smiled but didn’t wear makeup more attractive than those who had makeup on but forgot to smile! Don’t hide your smile; it makes you look so much better and more confident. A great smile makes all the difference to your career as that is seen as a sign of confidence and confident people do better at any organization.
4: Dental Implants Make You Look Younger
Yes, it’s true. Dental implants make you look younger. That’s because your face is firmer and tauter when all the teeth are present. Your face is actually designed with your teeth in mind. Having more teeth protects the bone structure, and a great bone structure makes you look younger. When we age and start losing our teeth one by one, we also end up losing the bone structure. This causes the skin around the cheeks, mouth and eyes to appear looser and wrinkles begin to appear. That’s why dental implants can be helpful as one gets older. They transform your face completely and make you look so much younger – much better than any cosmetic procedure. And much cheaper too!
Dental implants have become much more common and affordable recently. They are standing the test of time and are really become a permanent solution for tooth loss.