There are several reasons why you may be suffering from tooth loss. Whether you are dealing with genetics, consequences of poor diet, rampant gum disease, or tooth decay, tooth loss is incredibly uncomfortable and hard to deal with. Tooth loss makes it difficult for you to chew foods and also makes your self confidence take a huge hit. It can be hard to be proud of your smile when you are dealing with tooth defects. Your dentist is able to provide you with options that not only improve the aesthetic of your smile, but also boost your oral health. Here are four reasons to get dental implants to improve your smile.
Dental implants reduce the risk of bone loss associated with tooth loss.
Tooth loss is directly linked to the loss of bone mass in your jaw bones. Bone is made up of living cells that die when they do not receive signals that they need to regrow. Dental implants bond directly with your jaw bones at the level of your gums. The pressure that comes from chewing and talking with your dental implants causes an interface with your jaw bones. This signals your bone cells to regrow.
Implants are resistant to stains from smoking and dark beverages.
A white smile is something you can feel confident about. If your natural teeth are not shiny, bright, and white, then dental implants may be appealing to you. Implants are resistant to stains; although they look just like your natural teeth, they are not as porous, meaning that chromogens from tooth staining foods and beverages like tomato sauce, berries, red wine, and coffee do not leave behind ghastly yellow and brown stains after you eat or drink them.
Your oral health improves and your remaining natural teeth reap the benefits.
You can get a full set of dental implants or just have a few problem teeth replaced. Either way, dental implants help to vastly improve your oral health. Tooth decay can have a negative effect on your gums by opening them up to the risk of infection. Removing infected teeth reduces the amount of bad bacteria in your mouth and lowers your risk of developing tooth decay-related gum disease.
Eat and speak comfortably and with confidence with your dental implants.
Unlike dentures that can warp if not kept moist, your dental implants are impervious to the elements. All you need to do is brush and floss regularly to keep up your oral health and cleanliness. Unlike dentures, your dental implants do not slip off your gums and slur your speech or make eating a challenge.
For more information about the benefits of dental implants, contact a dentist such as Christopher L. Schneider, DMD.Share