What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants
Losing a tooth, or several teeth can be stressful. At Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry we offer our patients a variety of tooth replacement procedures that can greatly improve their oral health and soothe feelings of insecurity associated with missing teeth You might want to consider dental implants. Dental implants are titanium screws surgically implanted into the jawline to which a resotration is affixed. Dental implants are one of the most beneficial ways we can replace missing teeth at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry. We have already improved many patients’ smiles and quality of life with dental implants, and here’s how!
Dental Implants Can Redeem Your Smile
If you’re experiencing tooth loss, your oral health is probably lacking for one reason or another. Decay, disease, and even medication that contributes to tooth loss can be a strong indication of a bad oral health cycle. This can be an extremely hard habit to break. Poor oral hygiene, which leads to tooth loss, also usually leads to bone loss in your jaw. Once the jawbone has begun to deteriorate, it often leads to further tooth loss and further deterioration of your smile. Luckily, dental implants can stop this cycle. Other restorations like a bridge may restore functions like chewing or speaking, but they won’t address the health of your whole jaw. Replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant can help stimulates and strengthens the jawbone, making it the best choice for your oral health.
Dental Implants Benefit Your Health
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal. That means your body will readily accept the implant and grow around it. While some materials will be rejected from your body, you don’t have to worry about these complications with dental implants. Your jawbone will fuse with your implant and create a strong, secure bond with your restoration. This process, also known as “osseointegration” invigorates your jaw and encourages the bone to become dense. This is great news for patients who may have experienced atrophy of the jawbone due to missing teeth.
Dental Implants Benefit Your Quality of Life
It’s no secret that losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience. When you are missing teeth, it’s often difficult to enjoy the same foods or social activities you once did. Foods with sharp edges may become painful to eat, and you may start to avoid your favorite foods because they are no longer comfortable. Though we don’t often think about it, teeth also have a big impact on the way we speak and pronounce words. Some patients have expressed embarrassment at the changes in their speech following tooth loss. Patients with missing teeth may even be unwilling to smile in public because they are embarrassed. Dental implants can alleviate all of these symptoms.
Dental implants provided by Dr. Mettler or Dr. Griego at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry allow you to eat what you want, speak freely and smile confidently again. Dental implants are even custom made to match your natural teeth, so you never have to worry about the way your teeth look.