Even with the best of care, from time to time, things can happen to your teeth that damage them. For example, you may injure yourself or your teeth may suffer some form of trauma. Or even though you try to protect your teeth from decay, they may still experience decay, leading to you getting a root canal or even needing to have one of your teeth extracted. If you find yourself missing a tooth, all hope is not lost. In fact, modern technology has created an option that will allow you to replace missing teeth with something that is the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth, and these are dental implants.
Dental implants are amazing because they look and feel like your natural teeth. They function just like your natural teeth, and they are as sturdy, if not sturdier, than your natural teeth. One of the benefits of having dental implants is that you are able to protect your bones from deterioration. If you lose a tooth and you replace it with a bridge, your teeth are going to look cosmetically fine. However, since there is not a root in the bones of your jaw, over time your jaw bone is going to deteriorate in the area with the missing tooth. This is because your jaw bone requires the micro-impacts that happen when you chew in order to stay healthy. But when your tooth is missing, this area does get those micro-impacts, and so the jaw bone in that area starts to die.
Dental implants allow you to live your everyday life without even thinking twice about your teeth. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable in public or embarrassed because your smile does not look natural. You don’t have to worry about the foods that you’re going to eat, what you’re going to say, or if you can sing, play an instrument, or engage in everyday activities. There is no fear that your teeth are going to fall out or that they’re going to betray you in some way.
Another nice thing about dental implants is that you never have to worry about removing them. With dentures, you need to take them out every night, soak them, and then adhere them to your mouth in the morning. With dental implants, you don’t have to do any of these things. You simply take care of your implant in the same way that you take care of your healthy teeth.
Dental implants allow you to keep your natural face shape and your natural, beautiful smile. If you think these devices can benefit you, make an appointment at the office of Dr. Michael Sohl in Stuart. We’d be happy to evaluate your situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for dental implants!