Have you been hiding your smile because of missing or damaged teeth? Do you wish there was an easy and convenient way to fix your teeth without traditional options like dentures or dental bridges? Yes, it is true that missing teeth are unattractive, but the problem could be more serious. Missing teeth can cause problems with confidence, oral health, further tooth loss if they are left untreated. But what are the options? One of the most popular treatment options is dental implants. Want to know more? Here are some reasons why dental implants could be a perfect option for you:
Dentures and dental bridges can prevent patients from eating some of their favorite foods like corn on the cob and whole apples. Alternatively, dental implants work just like a natural tooth. This allows patients to eat what they want when they want!
Dentures and bridges can be unattractive, awkward, unnatural, and uncomfortable. Moreover, dentures can slip, move, and click letting everyone know that your teeth are not real. But there is a better option! Dental implants are a permanent option that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. This ensures that your teeth will look so natural that no one will know your teeth are not your own.
Dentures can restore the basic function of teeth but they must be removed for cleaning and sleeping. Bridges are a bit easier, but still must be cleaned very carefully which can add time to your oral hygiene routine. Want an easier option that still works just like a natural tooth and never needs to be taken out for cleaning? Dental implants never need to be removed and can be cleaned just as you would your natural teeth with simple brushing and flossing. Additionally, your dentist can clean them at the same time as your regular dental check-ups.
You may not know it, but missing teeth can impact your oral health. Why? Gaps between teeth can allow food particles, plaque, and bacteria to become trapped. This increases your chances for decay, gum disease, or infection. Dental implants prevent this problem by getting rid of those ugly gaps and creating a better, more natural looking smile!
When patients are missing teeth over long periods of time, they tend to avoid chewing in that area. When this happens, the jaw muscles begin to atrophy. This then signals to the body that it should move minerals from the jawbone to other areas of the body. The ultimate result is a deteriorating jawbone. Dental implants reduce or eliminate this problem by providing healthy teeth that patients can achieve a healthy bite with. In fact, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can prevent jawbone deterioration.
Recent studies have linked poor oral health with problems like Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, low birth rates, and heart disease. Fixing your smile with dental implants can help improve your oral health and this will lead to better overall health too!
Yes, it is true, dental implants offer an amazing alternative to dentures or dental bridges. In a few short appointments, you can get started on your journey to a healthier smile. Even better? You will be amazed how easily your new teeth fit into your current lifestyle! Come see us today to find out more about dental implants, payment options, and how they can improve your smile. If you reside in the Mississauga, ON area or beyond, please check out the rest of our Dental Implants Infosite or call us today for a no-obligation consultation.
Dr. Michael Luciani
Dentistry in the Village
115 Lakeshore Rd
Mississauga, Ontario L5G 1E5