A smile is a great asset. And what better way to show it off than with a healthy set of teeth? Our teeth are on show for all to see every time we smile, talk and open our mouths. However, if you're embarrassed about your smile because of the state of your teeth, it will most likely affect other areas of your life. Your self-confidence and self-esteem plummet, and you start to look at yourself negatively.
If you are self-conscious about the state of your teeth, you probably adopt one or more of these behaviors:
The trouble with these kinds of behaviors is they are not a solution. Can you really live like this for the rest of your life?
The problem with your smile will not go away unless you do something about it, and that´s where dental implants come in.
You may be wondering how your teeth got into their present state. First of all, don’t blame yourself. While there are many ways we can preserve our teeth with good oral health, not everything is preventable. Some of the unavoidable causes of dental complications are:
One of the most effective ways of restoring your smile is with dental implants - artificial tooth roots that are surgically fastened to your jaw and then mounted with artificial teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that mirrors the look and feel of natural teeth and will restore the appearance and function of your smile.
Implants mirror the look and feel of natural teeth
Implant crowns are made of porcelain, and you can choose the size, shape and color to match your existing teeth. Whether you have one or more implants, nobody will be able to tell the difference between them and your natural teeth.
Implants restore the natural function of your teeth
The titanium implant posts mimic natural tooth roots. No other tooth replacement product provides the same level of stability and strength as dental implants. They work just as well as natural teeth.
Implants help you look younger
Teeth support and fill out the skin of our faces. When several teeth are missing, the skin sags and loses its taut appearance, making a person look older than their years. When you replace missing teeth with implants, they give the skin of your face the support it needs. This helps it to look younger and smoother.
Implants prevent bone loss
Natural tooth roots stimulate the jaw bone, so it retains bone density. But when you lose a tooth, the jaw bone below the gap doesn't get the stimulation it needs. As a result, you can lose bone density over time which can impact the shape of your face.
Fortunately, titanium metal implants take the place of the natural tooth root and stimulate your jaw, which helps it to retain bone density.
Implants improve your oral health
When you lose a tooth, the resultant gap forms a pocket that can catch food debris, making the area susceptible to gum disease. Eventually, the gap will shrink as your remaining teeth move into the opening. This isn't good news because additional gaps will form between some of your teeth. Consequently, they become more challenging to clean, which increases the risk of cavities. More gaps between your teeth will also affect your smile.
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants prevents your remaining teeth from shifting. It also stops pockets from forming that could capture food debris. This makes cleaning your teeth and maintaining a good oral health regime much easier.
Missing and damaged teeth are problems that many people live with every day. They learn to accommodate them often at the expense of their emotional well-being. But it doesn't have to be this way. Dental implants are a permanent solution that can make tremendous changes to your appearance.
Stop feeling unhappy and insecure about your damaged and disfigured teeth. A healthy smile starts here. Please get in touch with our friendly and professional team to schedule a free consultation. Call us on (314) 936 3621 or use our online booking form.