Posted on 7/15/2015 by Dr. Dennison
|Our goal for every patient is to allow them to retain their natural teeth for the rest of their life. Because this is not possible for everyone, there is a viable alternative that provides great benefits - dental implants. This tooth replacement option is as realistic as a natural tooth and provides just as much function. Aside from replacing a missing tooth, however, implants have a large variety of benefits that you may not realize that can impact various areas of your life.
A Youthful Appearance
Your smile is the basis of your entire appearance. Without a healthy smile, everything else on your face is affected. Your face starts to sag and your skin begins to wrinkle. In addition, if you hide your smile or even your face, for that matter, you begin to take on that "grumpy" look that many elderly people are known to have.
If your face is taking on an older appearance due to missing teeth, dental implants can help. Because they are placed directly into your jawbone, you are able to retain the health of that bone, which in turn means that the structure of your face remains its youthful appearance. Your risks for a sagging, wrinkled face are then minimized.
Stay Healthy as you Age
Your physical health is dependent on the nutrition you provide it. If you are missing teeth, your diet is very limited. This could mean that your body is getting deprived of the vital nutrients it needs to stay healthy. With dental implants, you do not have to pick and choose your food based on what you can and cannot chew.
There are very few limitations of this tooth replacement option; in fact, the limitations are the same as you should abide by for your natural teeth. Avoiding excessively hard or chewy foods will enhance the integrity of any teeth, replacement or natural! This means when you have dental implants, you can eat all of the nutritious foods that your body needs to stay healthy, giving you the best of both worlds - optimal physical and oral health.
Your smile says a lot about how you feel about yourself. How do you want others to think of you? If you do not smile, you can have the reputation of being "snobby" or rude. People that do not know you will not know that you are not smiling due to embarrassment. This can lead to many social and mental health problems down the road.
Rather than hiding behind what used to be a beautiful smile, get the tooth replacement option that will provide you with the ability to smile as much as you want without worry. You will see your physical health, mental health, and social life improve drastically as a result.
Missing teeth does not have to mean a life restricted to your house consuming only soft foods. We are here to help you get your self-confidence, ability to chew, and desire to smile back once again. Dental implants provide you with the natural solution you need to continue to live life to the fullest. They are not just a way to fill a space in your mouth; they provide many benefits that will enhance your life in many areas. Implants look just like your natural teeth, which means no one will know that you have replacement teeth unless you tell them.
Please call us today to learn more about how dental implants can help you enhance your physical, mental, and oral health. We are happy to discuss your options with you to help you achieve the smile that you desire once again!