When you lose a tooth, it’s essential to replace it. Without a replacement, any remaining teeth can start to shift in a position that will not only change the way your smile looks, but it will throw off your bite. Once your bite is impacted, an array of other problems can occur including TMJ. Whether you need to replace one tooth or an entire jaw, dental implants are a great solution. Discover the different reasons why you should invest in dental implants for your tooth-replacement option.
One of the top reasons you should invest in dental implants is for a boost in your appearance. If you haven’t replaced your missing tooth or teeth with anything yet and you’ve been wearing an empty smile, dental implants will help you replace all those missing teeth so you can smile with confidence again. If you did have some sort of tooth replacement before, dental implants combined with a new restoration will look more natural than your previous restoration. The more natural your smile looks, the more attractive you will feel.
Whether you’re missing teeth or you currently have a pair of unstable dentures, you probably don’t feel too confident in your smile. Dental implants will help you feel the opposite. Unlike going toothless or wearing cheap dentures, dental implants provide a secure and stable foundation to your restorations. This means that everything from smiling and eating will feel very similar to natural teeth. The natural feeling and appearance of your new teeth can help improve your confidence.
How often have you heard “you get what you pay for?” Well, dental implants are no different. You absolutely get what you pay for. Most dental implants last for 30 or more years. Some patients have the same dental implants for the rest of their lives. When you invest in dental implants, you’re investing in increased durability. The success rate of dental implants averages at 95% which means you really have nothing to worry about. When you invest in dental implants, you invest in amazing durability.
If you miss steak, corn on the cob, apples, and other foods you had to swear off of when you lost your teeth or started wearing dentures, dental implants will change that. Since dental implants secure your replacement teeth in your jaw, chewing will feel just like it did with natural teeth. That means you will gain back your ability to eat your favorite foods without wondering if your dentures will pop out or if it will be too difficult to chew.
If you currently wear dentures, you will know how they’ve changed the taste of your food. Dentures cover the roof of your mouth which is actually filled with taste buds. When you cover that area with dentures, you no longer taste your food as much. By getting dental implants, you eliminate the need for dentures that cover the roof of your mouth because the implants will secure them in place instead of suction and adhesives. This gives you back the entire roof of your mouth and all the taste buds with it, meaning food will naturally taste much better.
Living without teeth means that your diet is probably pretty limited. When it’s limited, you’re likely not getting the right nutrients in your diet. With dental implants, eating your favorite crunchy, chewy, healthy foods is just as easy as it is with natural teeth. As a result, you will improve your health and personal nutrition.
If you have missing teeth or dentures that don’t fit correctly, it can impact how you speak. Oftentimes, it results in a lisp. This can impact your confidence and make you not want to speak up when it’s important. Dental implants replace your missing teeth and secure restorations in place so you never have to worry about struggling to speak correctly again.
The last reason you should invest in dental implants is to retain more bone. When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone is no longer needed. As a result, it begins to resorb. As the bone resorbs, it’s common for your facial structure to start to sink in which can cause your face to sag and more wrinkles to appear. By investing in dental implants, your jaw bone has a reason to stick around – to hold the implants in place. This will prevent premature aging from occurring.
Are you ready to invest in dental implants? You’re in luck. Our dentists at Burkburnett Family Dental are ready to transform your smile and your life. Although we don’t perform your dental implant surgery in our office, we will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon for the surgery and then finish your treatment by placing your restorations in our office. Contact our dental office to book an appointment today.