Having a gap in your smile is not only unappealing, but it can create major issues for a person’s personal well-being. Dental implants present a perfect solution that will fulfill your happiness and health, without causing any further damage.
Learn how tooth loss can affect your health and discover how Dr. MacDonald’s restorations can repair your smile.
Loss of functionality.
Two major downfalls of missing teeth is that it impairs your ability to speak properly and stops you from eating some of your favorite foods. People who are missing teeth tend to start slurring and mispronouncing words which makes it more difficult to keep up in a conversation. Lack of a full set of teeth weakens your bite as well, which can make it tough to eat chewy or hard foods.
Dental implants can fill your gaps while acting as natural roots for your teeth. They can help restore function and allow you to speak and eat just like you used to.
Increased risk of oral infection.
Having one or more gaps in your smile can heighten your chances of getting an oral infection. This possibility increases because when you have a gap, food particles and other bacteria can get trapped which makes it harder for you to clean when brushing or flossing. Without proper oral care, tooth decay, gum disease, and tissue loss are likely to occur.
Dental implants offer the most comprehensive health benefits out of all restorative options and can decrease your costs and treatment time in the long-run.
Weakening of the jawbone.
Jawbones are just like muscles in the sense that they both need to be exercised and stimulated in order to grow and become stronger. So, when you’re missing one tooth or more, your jawbone is not supported by a tooth root and becomes weak.
When your jawbone weakens, it will begin to lose its shape and your appearance will begin to suffer. Dental implants are the only solution that can prevent your jaw from further bone loss.
Once your jawbone starts to weaken and lose its shape, your skin loosens and slowly starts to droop down. This will lead to premature wrinkling, making you appear older with wrinkled lips and a sunken mouth.
Prevention of wrinkling is simple with dental implants. They act as a natural tooth root through a titanium post that can stop further progression of bone loss.
As your appearance starts to change, self-confidence can drop tremendously. Many people associate tooth loss with a lower social standing and this can result in a lack of respect towards people with missing teeth. This can be extremely difficult for someone suffering from missing teeth because they feel like everyone is staring and passing judgment about them.
Dental implants are a transformative solution for you and can boost your self-confidence while encouraging you to smile all day, every day.
Pain, embarrassment, unhappiness
- 86.35% cited social embarrassment
- 66.26% revealed emotional pain
- 68.7% claimed to feel nervous or self-conscious
Extreme Health Risks
With ongoing studies, researchers have found that tooth loss may have a correlation to other major health risks, depending on a person’s condition. Some of these serious risks found to be associated with tooth loss are—cardiovascular disease, pregnancy risks, and cancer. Along with these health risks, there have been further studies of other major risks linked to tooth loss.
Seeking dental treatment is easy and dental implants are a simple solution for a healthier life.