Your smile is very important. So, if you’re missing a tooth, there are some amazing benefits of dental implants you should know about. Dr. Matthew Wimmer at Wimmer Dental in Centennial can also help you get the dental implants you’ve been wanting to help restore your smile and confidence.
According to an American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) article, there are many reasons why dental implants might be right for you. Did you know dentists have been replacing missing teeth with dental inserts for over 50 years? Implants not only enhance your smile, they also support the soundness of your other teeth. When you have a missing tooth it affects your biting ability as well.
Here are some amazing benefits of dental implants:
An implant looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. Once it is securely placed into the jaw bone, it permanently anchors the new tooth and it will not move or ever need to be removed from your mouth.
Chewing Ability Returns
When a tooth is missing it affects your chewing ability. Once you get your dental implant you will be able to chew whatever you want.
Doesn’t Injure Surrounding Teeth
A dental implant does not impact any surrounding teeth in order to secure the replacement tooth in place. Since the new tooth sits on a titanium anchor that is securely set into the jawbone, adjacent teeth do not need to be bothered.
Protects Other Teeth
Having a tooth missing can cause damage to your other teeth. Implants are considered more reliable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges, and endodontic treatment.
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. The dentist anchors a replacement tooth or crown on the implant.
When you get an implant, the titanium rod that is secured into your bone actually causes new bone growth around the implanted rod. This ends up creating stronger and healthier bone over time. A tooth that is removed from the jawbone, but doesn’t get an implant, can cause the bone to atrophy and lose bone over time.
A missing tooth can also take away your confidence in social situations and make you reluctant to speak or smile. Since dental implants look and feel like your real teeth, you don’t have to be embarrassed anymore. There’s nothing more uplifting than getting your beautiful smile back.
History of Success
While it’s not an easy decision to get implants because it involves surgery, dental implants have been used for more than 50 years and are a good option for replacing failing or missing teeth.
Our dentist, Dr. Matt Wimmer with Wimmer Dental in Centennial is an AAID credentialed implant dentist. He can discuss with you some amazing benefits of dental implants and whether they’re right for you. With many sizes, shapes, and brands of implants available, as well as prerequisites to consider such as whether or not you have enough bone to support the implant, an exam and consultation is your first step. Call or contact us today for an appointment, and let’s get started on restoring your smile.