When it comes to your smile, there are many benefits. Smiling can convey happiness, warmth, friendliness, and much more. But what happens when your smile isn’t what you want it to be. Whether you have missing teeth, badly decayed teeth, or misshapen teeth, it can really take a toll on your confidence, leading you to hide or simply not smile at all.
Thankfully, there is a solution to missing or damaged teeth. They’re called dental implants, and they can really save your smile!
Here are some important benefits to replacing your teeth and restoring your smile with dental implants.
When many people think of dental implants, they think of missing teeth, but that isn’t always the case. Often, teeth can still be attached, but can be so badly damaged they are beyond repair. This can cause embarrassment and worse, pain.
Dental implants can alleviate that pain by removing the damaged tooth and replacing it with a beautiful, pain-free crown.
Avoiding Bone Deterioration
Did you know that when you are missing teeth, the bone where your lost tooth used to sit can deteriorate over time, causing the potential loss of jaw bone? It’s true, and it’s definitely not something you want to happen.
A dental implant can help prevent bone deterioration and loss, keeping the jaw stabilized and healthy.
Avoiding Gum Deterioration
The gums can also be affected by missing teeth, and like the jaw bone can also degrade and become infected with gum disease over time.
A dental implant can protect the integrity of the gums, helping to prevent gum disease.
Protecting Healthy Teeth
When you are missing teeth, you can also damage the remaining teeth in your mouth by causing them to shift or wear unevenly to compensate for the missing teeth.
When you get a dental implant, this can protect the other teeth, the integrity of your bite, and prevent the need for orthodontic work down the road.
Finally, dental implants can restore your smile to something you can be proud to show the world.
Whether you need just one tooth replaced or a whole mouthful, restoring your teeth with dental implants can save your mouth and give you a smile worthy of a closeup!
To learn more about your dental implant options, contact Dr. Abelar’s office today!