The Benefits of Dental Implants

The Benefits of Dental ImplantsYour smile is the first thing people see when they look at you. If you’re missing a tooth, don’t worry, our dentists at Wimmer Dental Care in Centennial can fix it with a dental implant. You will be very happy with the results. If you have questions or you want to know the benefits of dental implants, come see us by scheduling an appointment. Let us restore your confidence and your smile!

Here are just some of the benefits of dental implants:

More Attractive Face

When your mouth has a full set of healthy teeth, you are more attractive. Teeth help your lips, cheeks, and the skin on your face become firmer and tighter. When we lose teeth we also lose bone structure. When that happens the skin around the mouth, cheeks, and eyes appear saggy and more wrinkled.

Many people with dental implants feel they look younger and smile more.

Increased Eating Ability

Sometimes when you’re missing teeth you stop eating foods you love because you can’t chew as well, choosing instead to eat softer foods that are easier to chew. This often leads to making food choices that are less healthy and more processed. This can affect your overall health.

Like they say about most things in life, use them or lose them. The same is true of our jawbones. They need to be used. When you eat healthy foods that are harder to chew, it keeps your teeth and jaw bones strong and healthy, too.

With dental implants, they work just like your real teeth. If you take care of them and get regular dental checkups, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of dental implants for the rest of your life. You will have a strong set of teeth able to chew the good foods you love and have been missing.

Implants are Anchored to the Jaw

Anchored to the jaw bone, dental implants are incredibly strong. The great thing is that when you have implants filling the missing tooth hole it strengthens the surrounding teeth.

Osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone, affects both women and men. Did you know the jaw bone can be one of the first places where osteoporosis is found? When we have a full set of teeth we can chew and that will make our jaw bones stronger. Dental implants can even help slow, stop, or sometimes reverse bone loss in adults by keeping the surrounding teeth strong and healthy. 

So if you are missing a tooth, it’s time to come in and talk to our dental team at Wimmer Dental Care in Centennial to find out if a dental implant is right for you. We can answer your questions and talk to you about the benefits of dental implants. Isn’t it about time to get your smile back and enjoy all the foods you used to love? We’d be happy help you schedule an appointment with Dr. Wimmer. So, don’t wait another day to take advantage of the benefits of dental implants.

Tips for Managing Your Child’s Dentist Anxiety

Tips for Managing Your Child’s Dentist AnxietyAs soon as a child has teeth dental care is so important. Our team at Wimmer Dental Care in Centennial wants children to feel comfortable and be at ease in our care. Roughly one-half of the population has a fear of the dentist. People who are scared to go to the dentist often don’t, which can affect their dental care for the rest of their lives. But there’s lot of things you can do to help your children not be afraid or worried.  Here are some tips for managing your child’s dentist anxiety.

Let Your Child Know About the Appointment

Let your child know about the dental appointment. Springing it on them at the last minute can cause more stress and anxiety. The very thing you are trying to avoid.

If they know up front, they can prepare for the visit. Ask your child if they have any questions about the dentist and answer them honestly and completely. When they’re very young, explain to them that the dentist will clean and count their teeth and going to the dentist will keep their teeth healthy and strong.

Play Pretend Dentist Office at Home

Sometimes it’s a fun learning experience to pretend to go to the dentist at home. Your child can pretend to be the dentist and look at your teeth and pretend to clean them and count them. Then you can be the dentist and make it a game.

Your child might want to pretend their stuffed animals or dolls are also going to the dentist. You can buy inexpensive toothbrushes, find a mirror, and even make an office chair into a dental chair to create your own pretend dentist office at home.

Choose a Kid-Friendly Dentist

Find a dentist that enjoys providing dental care for children. Our dentists at Wimmer Dental Care know that making a child feel at ease and having a good experience can encourage a lifetime of good dental care. Many of our young patients come to us after a not so kid-friendly experience elsewhere.

Read Books

Most children love stories. There are several books written for young children about going to the dentist. Some examples are The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, Ben Goes to the Dentist and Noah’s Visit to the Dentist. Reading these books to your child can help them understand what to expect at the dentist and relieve their stress. It also shows there is nothing to fear and is presented in a fun way.

Our staff recommends bringing in your child as soon as their first tooth appears. When they visit the dentist at a very young age, they become familiar with the dentist office and the routine, which leads to their own pleasant experience. Seeing other children, even brothers and sisters, going to the dentist can also help put their mind at ease.

Teach by Showing

You are your child’s most important teacher. If you value good dental hygiene and a beautiful smile, your child probably will too. Show them how to brush, floss and make it a fun routine. Tell them about the importance of strong healthy teeth and that dentists are like doctors for their teeth. And when they see you go to the dentist and not be afraid, it will help relieve their anxiety.

Hopefully, going to the dentist can become a less stressful event by trying these tips for managing your child’s dentist anxiety. And rest assured that our dentists at Wimmer Dental Care in Centennial will do everything possible to make it a more positive experience for your child. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, call or contact us today.