There are lots of reasons why people lose their teeth over the years. From aging to a traumatic injury, poor oral health and even hereditary or various health conditions can cause tooth loss. It seems we often take our teeth for granted, but once they are gone, the impact of losing them becomes a harsh reality for many.
The effects of tooth loss can impact your self-confidence and cause you to feel embarrassed or self-conscious, and many people try and hide it from their dearest friends, family, and coworkers. Tooth loss can affect your quality of life from covering your mouth when you smile, not smiling in family photos, turning down invitations to socialize, and can even impact your career negatively.
The good news is modern dentistry has a solution that allows us to restore your missing teeth with a beautiful natural-looking smile and help you get your life back with one of the many dental implant options.
Why Not Just Get Dentures?
For decades dentures were the only option for teeth replacement, and dental implants were out of reach for many patients, and most dentists didn’t have the expertise to perform the placement of implants. But technology has advanced dental implants making them the go-to solution for many patients and dentists to restore your missing teeth.
Dentures remain a good solution for some people, but dental implants allow for peace of mind because they are secure, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and look and feel just like real teeth. Implants are comfortable, secure, and reliable while stabilizing and stimulating the bones around them, reducing bone loss in your jaw. Something dentures cannot do.
The care for implants is just like your standard oral hygiene routine, flossing and brushing at least twice a day and keeping up with your bi-annual checkups. With proper care of your dental implants, they will look amazing for a lifetime.
A Few Reasons Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile and Your Confidence.
You Can Talk, Laugh and Smile With Confidence Again
Even if you’re missing one or two teeth, the empty spaces often show when you laugh or smile, making you hide your teeth or not smile at all. If you wear traditional dentures, they often slip while speaking or affect your speech, making you feel self-conscious or embarrassed. However, dental implants are secure and function just like your natural teeth, so they have none of dentures’ downsides or not restoring your missing teeth.
You Can Eat The Foods You Love Again
Meals and social events around food are not only fun; they are important to our confidence and those we love. Whether that’s sharing an anniversary celebration or dinner for a recent promotion, feeling confident about joining in and being able to eat the foods you love like steak or corn on the cob with no restrictions is pretty great! Since implants are much more stable than dentures and offer much more chewing ability like your natural teeth, you can eat without worry.
Your New Smile Will Make You Look and Feel Younger
One of the most significant adverse effects of missing teeth is bone loss in your jawbone. Missing teeth affect the shape of your face and your jawline. When your tooth roots are gone and no longer stimulating the jawbone, it can cause jawbone loss and facial collapse, which is painful and has a huge impact on you emotionally.
As opposed to dentures, dental implants stimulate bone growth and prevent additional jawbone loss, so your face won’t change, and you’ll keep a youthful facial structure.
Your Overall Oral Health Will Be Restored
After getting implants, you will have fixed or on your way to improving your previous oral health issues with natural-looking and feeling teeth which will help you regain your oral health and confidence associated with being healthy again.
Your Confidence Will Be Restored
If you currently wear dentures, you know it’s hard to have faith in them for lots of reasons, from having to replace them every 5-8 years to them slipping out or the annoying adhesive needed to keep them in place. Dental implants are a fantastic permanent teeth replacement option for dentures that look and feel more like real teeth, are much more comfortable, and can last a lifetime. Most importantly, implants will make you smile again and beam with confidence, and that’s worth the price of admission on its own.
Are your Ready To Restore Your Smile and Your Confidence
If you have several missing teeth or currently wear dentures, and have questions about dental implants, contact Dr. McOmie and the implant team at McOmie dentistry office in Chattanooga, TN. Schedule your consultation for your permanent restored smile and regain your confidence today.