Have you lost one or more of your teeth? Perhaps they’ve been missing for some time, and you’ve been struggling will ill-fitting dentures, or perhaps you’ve just lost a single tooth in an accident. Whatever the reason for losing your teeth, you may be wondering about whether to replace them, and what the best tooth replacement solutions are.
There are several good reasons to replace your missing teeth. Here are just some of them:
1 Enjoying a healthy, balanced diet. Missing teeth can cause problems with biting and chewing food. Even traditional dentures may make biting and chewing certain foods awkward, meaning that your diet could be restricted to soft foods. This makes maintaining a balanced diet difficult, with many healthy options off the menu. This can have negative consequences for your general health. Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants enables you to enjoy a full range of foods once more.
2 Keeping remaining teeth healthy. When we lose a tooth, other teeth may move into the gap. In the process they can become crooked and difficult to clean properly, further adding to the risk of plaque building up and causing tooth decay or gum disease. Dental implants help to prevent this problem, providing natural-looking, natural-acting restorations.
3 Prevent facial sagging. Over time, the jawbone beneath gaps left by missing teeth starts to resorb or deteriorate, often leading to a sagging appearance in the face, which can make you look prematurely old. Dental implants integrate with the bone, encouraging bone growth and preventing deterioration, thus preventing this sagging.
4 Smile and laugh with confidence. Particularly if you have lost teeth near the front of your mouth, your confidence in your smile may have been dented. Traditional dentures are prone to slipping, which may put you off laughing in public in case they fall out. Dentures secured by dental implants will remain fixed firmly in place with no danger of slippage, meaning you can smile and laugh with confidence once more.
If you are interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants, book a consultation today.