If you’ve got one or two left teeth, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans lose their teeth for a range of reasons. Bad oral hygiene practices, trauma, disease, and even genetic factors can play into the odds of losing at least one tooth in your life.
A lost tooth can wreak havoc on your self-esteem and trust, but these are just the issues on the surface. If you’re plagued by missing teeth and you want a cure that’s as natural as possible, perhaps dental implants can be your best bet.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants have the greatest benefit of functioning almost exactly as your natural teeth would. You can eat and drink the same things, without worrying about slipping your teeth out. The colour suits the other teeth’s color and they blend in right into it. Implants make you feel like you’ve never missed a dent first.
Although the aesthetic benefits are nice, they are even more important under the surface. Each of your teeth has a root embedded in your jawbone, and it facilitates bone regeneration in the jawbone. Once the root is removed, the bone starts to die off immediately, and may even crumble.
That means other teeth will shift and possibly fall out, and your mouth shape may change rapidly. Since a dentist places implants right into the jawbone, the rod does the job that the root of your natural tooth should do, and keeps the bone regenerating.
When you have implants it’s also easier to care for your teeth. The faith that you have in your smile makes you want to take care of it and implants will hold your other teeth in places that are easier to reach and clean once needed.
Protect Your Mouth
Losing a tooth is inevitable for some and can have detrimental effects on your mouth and your overall health. That’s where Dr. Mitchel Senft at South Florida Sedation Dentistry in West Palm Beach, Florida comes in, to replace teeth with natural looking options that function like your own teeth would. Call us today to learn more.