Losing a tooth or several teeth can lead to concerning oral health issues. You need all of your teeth for proper stimulation in your jawbone to keep it strong and healthy. When your smile has empty spaces due to tooth loss, your jawbone in those areas can weaken and deteriorate.
Tooth loss can also compromise your ability to chew food and speak well, cause temporomandibular joint disorder, and lead to the shifting of your adjacent teeth.
At SPA Dental Group, we recommend dental implants as a popular and effective option for replacing one or more missing teeth. We can determine if you’re a candidate when you arrive for an evaluation. But you need a strong jawbone for the dental implant to anchor into. If it’s too weak, you may need bone grafting first.
Let’s look at four benefits of dental implants.
When you greet someone, you typically smile. But when you’re missing teeth, you might feel self-conscious, which can affect your confidence. Dental implants and the restorations give your smile an entirely new appearance, filling the empty spaces and giving you teeth you can be proud to show off.
Missing teeth can affect your speech and make eating certain foods difficult. Dental implants provide a way to replace your teeth to help you chew and talk with confidence. You also don’t have to worry about a dental implant falling out or sliding around because they’re a permanent fixture in your mouth.
When you lose a tooth, your surrounding teeth can shift and be prone to decay. When we replace your missing tooth or teeth with a dental implant, you can be sure that your adjacent teeth will remain in their proper position, keeping them stable. It also keeps food particles from getting trapped in the gaps where bacteria can breed and cause damage.
Your oral health plays an essential role in your overall health. Replacing missing teeth and practicing healthy oral hygiene habits, like brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily, can keep your oral health in optimal shape.
Dental implants not only benefit you cosmetically, but they also provide a path to restored oral health that you can maintain for the rest of your life.
If you have missing teeth, schedule an appointment with our team at the location nearest you in New York City or Washington, DC. We can provide an evaluation to determine if dental implants are right for you. Give us a call or use the online booking tool as a quick and easy option.