August 24, 2017
Having a couple of missing teeth can not only diminish the look of your beautiful smile, but it can be uncomfortable and make essential, everyday tasks like speaking or eating difficult.
Patients with missing teeth often experience a decrease in self-esteem and confidence. The embarrassment of smiling can lead to depression and a less happy life. Someone who doesn’t smile comes across as cold, unfriendly and not confident. The act of smiling and laughing helps relieve stress and releases chemicals in the brain that contribute to happiness and contentment.
Patients who are too embarrassed to smile not only feel less satisfied and happy, but their social life can also suffer. Nobody wants to be around someone who never smiles or laughs. Employers are less likely to offer jobs and promotions to employees or prospective employees who don’t smile as it shows a lack of confidence and leadership.
Missing teeth is also detrimental to one’s physical health as well. The difficulty in eating leads to an increased consumption of softer foods, which, in many cases are overly processed and contains dangerous fats, sugars and simple carbohydrates.
What Are Dental Implants?
Some patients think that they have to live with their missing teeth. After all, they don’t need dentures because they still have most of their natural teeth which are in healthy, working order.
This is where dental implants come in. Dental implants are the best option for patients with one missing tooth or a few missing teeth.
Dental implants are synthetic teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. They are composed of a titanium post and abutment, and a resin, composite or porcelain tooth-shaped crown.
The titanium post is drilled and permanently affixed into the jawbone.
Unlike dentures, implants aren’t removeable and there are no eating restrictions. The implants are cleaned just like the rest of one’s teeth.
How Implants Can Change Your Life
Since implants operate like real teeth, patients who get them in essence regain their lost teeth. Having a full set of teeth has many benefits including:
- A beautiful, healthy, youthful smile
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- The ability to speak clearly
- The ability to chew and eat properly
- A lower risk of cavities and gum disease
- Better dental health
- Improved physical health and nutrition by being able to eat healthy foods
- Enhanced social life
- An increased feeling of contentment, joy and happiness in life
- More job opportunities and opportunities to advance in one’s career
- A better dating life
- A straighter smile that requires less need for future orthodontic work
- An overall higher quality of life
The dental implant procedure is affordable, quick and relatively pain-free. Most patients require little time to recover. In fact, many are able to go back to work and their daily lives the next day.
The simple dental procedure of getting implants can drastically improve a patient’s quality of life. Dental implants can truly change your life.
If you think implants may be the best option for your situation, contact Lake Pointe Dental Care today for a consultation. Our dentists will be glad to examine your dental condition and discuss your dental health goals and options.
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