Teeth are some of the body’s most useful tools. Without them, it can be difficult to smile, chew, or talk properly. Despite the many dental innovations available today, a good number of Americans don’t see a dentist regularly, feel self-conscious about their smiles, or both—all the while, their situation can worsen. For you or a loved one, tooth replacement can help restore quality of life and confidence.
From periodontal disease to decay and injury, there are various reasons why someone would need a tooth replacement. This is where dental implants come in. Dental implants are widely used because they offer a lot of benefits to people looking to improve their smiles. A popular option, over 3 million people currently have implants in the U.S. with that number growing by 500,000 each year. If you are considering dental implants as part of your dental care, you can look forward to many benefits, including:
First things first, a dental implant will take your smile to new heights. They’re the closest things you can get to the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. You’ll be smiling more than ever!
Improved jaw health
When you are missing a tooth, your jaw bone and tissue are at greater risk for decay and deformation because they are not being stimulated. An implant comes in two parts: the anchor, and the tooth itself. This means the implant will be rooted in the jaw and provide the stimulation your jaw and tissue need, just like a normal tooth.
Gaps and holes in the mouth can make it painful, difficult, or embarrassing to eat your favorite foods. With implants, you will be able to eat whatever you want and chew with ease. Dental implants are permanent, so you can eat what you like and enjoy those hard-to-chew foods with confidence (even ice-cream with no cold-tooth sensation!).
Improved oral health
When a tooth has an empty space next to it, it’s missing the support it was designed to have. This can speed up decay, causing it to crumble prematurely. A dental implant will help to secure neighboring teeth and keep them intact, distributing the wear and pressure from normal use.
Dental implants can be a great investment in your health, quality of life, and confidence. If you are in the market for a tooth replacement, consider a dental implant to make your jaw feel and work normally. You’ll be back to enjoying food and smiling again in no time!
Call Waco Surgical Arts today at (254)537-1071 for your free consultation.