Missing teeth can be inconvenient, but you don’t have to live with gaps in your smile. At Sara Cummins Aesthetics & Implant Dentistry, your missing teeth problem is our one of our top priorities!
Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in your jaw as the foundation for your new tooth. Because they look so much like natural teeth, dental implants might be a very good option for your tooth replacement needs.
Some Reasons Why You Might Need a Dental Implant
The main reason for dental implants is to replace one or more missing teeth. If you have lost a tooth as a result of damage to the mouth, then a dental implant might be the recommended option for you. Teeth are also removed for some dental health reasons. For example, severe tooth decay might require a tooth extraction, and in such cases, we might recommend a dental implant to replace the extracted tooth (or the extracted teeth).
Some Benefits of Dental Implants
Having dental implants to replace teeth that are missing can have benefits besides just making your smile look better. Here are just a few benefits of dental implants:
- Gum Protection – when a tooth is missing, it leaves the gum exposed, which could cause damage to your gums when hard foods are eaten. A dental implant can improve chewing by protecting the gums while you are eating.
- Improve Chewing – missing teeth can make chewing awkward and difficult, but a dental implant can improve your ability to chew by filling in the space between your gum and the food you are eating. How well you chew your food can affect how well you digest your food, improving overall body health.
- Strengthens the Jaw – sometimes the jaw becomes weaker where the teeth are missing because there is nothing there to help it stay firm. A dental implant is designed to restore the firmness and stability that the jaw needs to stay strong.
Don’t live with the inconvenience of missing teeth! Schedule an appointment with us at Sara Cummins Aesthetics & Implant Dentistry, and we will restore your beautiful smile!