Did you lose a tooth in 2016, or need to have one extracted? If so, you may still be trying to figure out how to cope with the loss. You may also be feeling frustrated or embarrassed by your incomplete smile, or an ill-fitting denture for that matter. Fortunately, dental implants provide a way to complete a smile securely, and with natural-looking results. So if you are ready to stop struggling because of tooth loss, and instead to rebound from it, why not talk to your dentist about whether dental implants could be ideal for your smile?
Why Is Smile Completion So Important?
While many people think of an incomplete smile as primarily a cosmetic concern, it can actually pose functional problems, as well. Not only can missing teeth make chewing difficult; they can also lead to misalignment of remaining teeth. This occurs because teeth tend to shift to try to fill gaps created by tooth loss.
So while completing a smile can provide obvious esthetic benefits, it can also help to prevent worsening oral health conditions, including the discomfort that can come with a misaligned smile.
How Are Implants Unique?
Dental implants are unique in several ways, but the most important distinction is that they are the only prostheses that helps to replace both a missing tooth and its corresponding root. This helps to stabilize the chosen prosthetic, but it also helps to supply nutrients to the jaw, as a person chews. This function is essential to maintaining the jaw’s structure, over time.
To determine if a dental implant is a viable choice for you, schedule a consultation with your restorative dentist.