If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ve probably thought about getting dental implants – the only tooth replacement option that goes directly into your jawbone and is designed to be permanent. You might be wondering if it’s worth it to get dental implants. But did you know they can actually help make you more comfortable with your smile? Let’s talk about 5 ways that implants can increase your confidence.
1. Regain a Healthy Smile
Missing teeth can make you feel embarrassed to smile. You might cover up your mouth whenever you laugh in public because you’re self-conscious. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, so unless you tell someone, they won’t be able to tell that you had any work done.
2. Keep You Looking Young
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that directly stimulates the jawbone. When your jawbone is no longer stimulated by a tooth root, that area of the bone may deteriorate, causing your face to sag and look older. Implants can help you maintain a youthful appearance for many years to come.
3. Help You Eat Whatever You Like
When you’re missing teeth, going out to eat can be a hassle. You might not be able to enjoy your favorite crunchy or chewy foods. You could replace them with dentures, but those inconveniently move around while you eat. With implants, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods just as if you were eating with all your natural teeth again.
4. They Don’t Restrict Your Speech
Missing teeth might cause you to make a whistling sound when you say certain words. Dentures that don’t fit right may slip around while you talk, making you slur your words. However, dental implants stay firmly in place. They allow you to speak clearly, eliminating potentially embarrassing social situations.
5. Give You Confidence That Lasts a Lifetime
Everyone wants to keep their natural teeth their whole life, but sadly that’s not always realistic. Replacing your teeth with bridges or dentures can give you a healthy-looking smile, but those methods typically have to be replaced every 5 to 10 years or so. Dental implants can easily last up to 30 whole years. If you take care of them with regular brushing and flossing, they can last for the rest of your life.
Dental implants offer many benefits that other tooth replacement methods simply do not, including building confidence. To learn more about how to increase your confidence in your smile, contact your implant dentist today.
About the Author
Dr. Megan Shelton is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. She also holds certifications in laser dentistry and Invisalign orthodontics. To learn about how she can help restore your beautiful healthy smile with dental implants, click here or call (760)-434-9800.