One of the best things you can do for your oral health is to get dental implants. If you’re missing a tooth, it’s the cure to what ails you. Do you have a rotten tooth that’s beyond redemption? An implant can save the day.
At Dental Specialty Associates, we know just how big a difference a dental implant can make in the lives of our patients. Here are six dental implant health benefits:
It’s A Permanent Solution
One way in which dental implants really stand out from other tooth replacement procedures is that they are a permanent solution. All the other replacement options have their benefits and uses, but they all need to be replaced over time. Once an implant is successfully done, it’s there for the rest of your life. So long as you take good care of it, it isn’t going anywhere.
Improves Your Overall Oral Health
A lost tooth affects the entirety of your mouth. It can cause bone loss, it can cause your gums to recede over time, and it affects the health of all your teeth. When a tooth is lost, the remaining teeth start to crowd together in an attempt to fill the gap. This can have numerous health repercussions for you, none of them good. Getting a dental implant restores balance and equilibrium to your mouth, keeping your teeth from getting overcrowded or crooked.
Retains Your Face’s Shape
Losing teeth can cause your face to sag and appear sunken and sad. Implants restores the natural shape of your face. It also makes for a healthier and fuller smile.
No More Speech Impediments
While not necessarily a physical health benefit, an added benefit of dental implants is that they can correct any lisps or speech impediments caused by tooth loss. Fixing an impediment doesn’t just give you peace of mind- It also makes you more effective at communicating with others. It’s definitely a MAJOR quality of life improvement.
Protects Your Bones
When you lose a tooth, it creates instability in your mouth. As your teeth move around to close the gap, it begins to wear away at the density of your jawbone. If you don’t get missing teeth replaced, over time your jaw will get weaker and weaker. Dental implants halt the movement of your teeth and because they’re implanted into your jawbone, it reinforces the bone and gives it an anchor to keep it strong.
No More Cavities
Dental implants look just like natural teeth. They have one advantage over natural teeth: They can’t get cavities! Your implants can get dirty and suffer some wear and tear over time, but they can’t develop cavities or abscesses the way regular teeth can.
To find out more dental implant health benefits, give Dental Specialty Associates a call at 602-795-5995.