Have Missing Teeth? You Should Consider Dental Implants

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Have Missing Teeth? You Should Consider Dental Implants

Dental implants have a remarkable success rate and incredibly high patient satisfaction. Find out why you should place dental implants at the top of your list of tooth replacement options.

Losing a tooth can be upsetting at any age. While you might start preparing for a lifetime of having a gap in your smile or getting used to life with dentures, these are not your only options. 

Dental implants offer considerable benefits as replacement options for missing teeth. The implants replace the roots and attach to crowns or dentures to securely replace your missing teeth. Your dental implants provide a sturdy base that lets you chew, speak, and smile confidently.

If you have missing teeth and would like to know more about dental implants, Leon Brannon Reed, DDS, can discuss this option with you. At our 1st American Dental offices in Tempe, Arizona, you can get implants safely. 

If you have missing teeth and are in search of an option that doesn’t get in the way of your daily routine, here are a few advantages of dental implants:

Implants let you forget you ever lost your teeth

Whether you’re getting a single implant or multiple, there’s no denying that these devices make life simpler. After a healing period and some time to adjust to your implants, you’ll feel like you never lost your teeth in the first place. Your smile looks full and natural, you can speak clearly, and you can use the full force of your bite. 

Because your jawbone fuses with implants in a process called osseointegration, the implants become a permanent part of your body. You’ll never need to replace or remove them, though you may choose to replace their restorations if they wear down over the decades. 

Say farewell to a restricted diet

Missing teeth can get in the way of your enjoyment of certain foods. You’ll have to leave some hard or sticky foods out as you recover from dental implant surgery, but once your mouth has healed, you’re free to eat as you did before you ever lost any teeth. 

Having restored your smile with dental implants, you can continue to enjoy foods such as:

  • Tough meats
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Apples
  • Carrot sticks
  • Corn on the cob

You can’t eat those foods with dentures or when you have missing teeth. With dental implants, you can enjoy your favorite foods without fear of damaging your restorations or getting pieces stuck between their crevices. Sturdy dental implants allow you to chew your food thoroughly.

Implants keep your natural teeth in place

Many people don’t realize it, but losing a tooth causes the rest of your teeth to shift to fill the gap over time. Not only does that cause malocclusion or a bad bite, but it can also alter the shape of your face! 

Dental implants act as placeholders for teeth that once filled those gaps. With implants, you can preserve the results of any orthodontic treatments you’ve had in the past while maintaining a strong jaw structure. Plus, the implant prevents jawbone deterioration, which can happen when you lose a tooth root. 

Want to learn more?

Dental implants restore your smile and make your mouth more functional, too. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to explore the many benefits of dental implants today. 

1st American Dental
✆ Phone (appointments): 480-687-2266
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Address: 55 E Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282