Losing a tooth is difficult enough, but it is even worse if the tooth compromises your smile. Unfortunately, you cannot always hide the gaps in your teeth because eventually, someone will ask you to stop grinning and flash a ‘real smile’.
A replacement tooth, one that fits snugly on the gap of your mouth, is probably the first thing that comes in your mind as a solution to missing teeth. This is temporary though, and many people will see through the façade; what you need is a long-term solution, with dental implants.
Natural Look and Functions
Unlike temporary teeth replacements, implants look more natural and are virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth. Many dental offices that provide dental implants note that the biggest draw is that they actually surpass your regular teeth in terms of strength and durability.
This eliminates any problems you may experience from talking or eating, and gives you a reason to smile again. Additionally, dental implants are not susceptible to cavities, although it is still important that you brush your teeth regularly to keep your other teeth and gums healthy and free from bacteria.
Prevent Bone Loss
It is a little known fact that when you lose a tooth or a set of teeth, the body starts absorbing the bone in your jaw. While this is a natural process, the side effects are very debilitating.
For one, it disrupts your regular teeth’s alignment and may even expose the nerves in advanced cases. This makes your remaining teeth, along with the gums, more prone to bacterial infections that may lead to more serious health issues. The loss of bone in your jaw also causes your face to sag, making you look older than you really are.
They also prevent bone loss from happening and even promote bone growth. Since the implants fit right into the jawbone, the body thinks there is still a tooth in place, which prevents the natural process of jawbone resorption from occurring.
Dental implants are a permanent and long-term solution to replacing lost tooth and filling in the gaps in your mouth. Not only do they give you the freedom to smile again, but you also retain your mouth’s natural functions.