When you have missing teeth, it can affect your life and health in surprising ways. While it is always best to get the proper dental care so that you don’t lose teeth, it does sometimes happen that a tooth needs to be extracted. When this happens, it leaves a gap in your smile that can have a lot of repercussions. One solution is to get dental implants to replace missing teeth. Here are some of the advantages.
Good for One or Two Teeth
While a partial or full denture may be a better solution for some people who have a lot of missing teeth, dental implants are great if you are only missing one or two teeth. This is because the implant can be placed in the gap of the missing tooth, and none of the other teeth are affected.
Restores Your Bite
Having missing teeth changes your bite, and that is important. When your bite changes, it can cause wear on your other teeth, as well as damage to the jaw. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, it can also make a difference in your diet. If you are missing teeth important for chewing meat for example, you may find that your health deteriorates due to malnutrition.
Restores Your Smile
Your self-confidence and self-esteem are just as important as your dental or overall health. Mental health is also important. If your missing teeth are in a prominent place, it can be a big hit to your self-esteem and confidence levels. With dental implants, no one will ever be able to tell that you had a missing tooth at all.
If you have missing teeth that you want replaced with dental implants, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.