Dental implants are not only the best choice for tooth replacement, but they are also a long-term investment into your overall health. Implants can help you maintain a healthy diet, prevent jawbone atrophy, and reduce the risk of additional tooth loss.
How Can Dental Implants Help My Overall Health?
The loss of a tooth or two can seem trivial to some. However, leaving gaps in your smile is more than a cosmetic concern. If you have spaces between your teeth, your other teeth will move to fill them. This leads to misalignment, which can cause long-term problems ranging from increased wear and tear to temporomandibular joint disorder to additional tooth loss.
In addition, if you have teeth missing, it can be difficult to eat fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other foods that are important to your health. These kinds of foods are difficult to eat with dentures, as well, as the foods can dislodge your denture. With implants, you can be sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need from fresh foods without having to worry about your teeth moving in your mouth.
Dental Implants and Your Jawbone
Another way implants can help you in the long term is by preventing jawbone atrophy. If you’re missing a tooth, the socket, which is where the root would be, is left empty. Part of your jawbone is designed to help support the tooth root. When the root is gone, the body reabsorbs the minerals that make up the bone in that area, leaving you with diminished bone mass. Dental implants help stimulate growth in the jawbone so all the bone tissue remains intact.
If you have one or more missing teeth, talk to our dentist about implants as a tooth replacement alternative. With implants, you’ll have a perfect, natural-looking new smile and can eat whatever you like, maintaining your healthy diet, keeping your teeth properly aligned, and preventing long-term jawbone atrophy. A consultation with our dentist will help you decide if you’re a good candidate for this state-of-the-art tooth replacement procedure.
Contact the office of Dr. Kemp and Dr. Borovac today to set up a consultation with our caring team.