Did you know over 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, tooth loss can occur for many reasons, including tooth decay, infections, wear and tear, and gum disease. Injuries — including sports injuries — can also lead to tooth loss.
At SPA Dental Group, our team of providers knows that missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer dental implants to help you fall in love with your smile again.
To learn about the benefits of dental implants, continue reading this guide.
What’s so different about dental implants?
Unlike dentures, bridges, and crowns, a dental implant is surgically implanted into your jaw bone. Dental implants are permanent and sturdy.
A dental implant consists of three parts:
- A titanium post (this part fuses with your bone in a process called osseointegration)
- The abutment (this part connects the post to the crown)
- The crown (this is the artificial tooth)
Now that you know the parts of a dental implant, let’s explore how they can boost your confidence as well as your oral health.
Enhancing your smile
Are you tired of trying to hide your smile? We know that having a missing tooth can impact your self-esteem. And if it’s your front tooth that’s missing, it’s even harder to hide. A dental implant can replace any missing tooth, including a front tooth.
Replacing a missing tooth can quickly help to restore your self-esteem. Dental implants are also aesthetically pleasing and match the shade of your natural teeth.
When you feel good about your smile, you’re more likely to flash those pearly whites. And the more you smile, the more health benefits you receive. According to an article published in Psychology Today, smiling can:
- Improve your mood
- Reduce stress levels
- Lower your blood pressure (thanks to the release of dopamine and serotonin)
Improving your oral health
In addition to boosting your confidence and enhancing the appearance of your smile, dental implants can also improve your oral health.
Dental implants are easy to clean. You simply brush and rinse as you would a natural tooth. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are three essential elements of a solid oral care routine.
Dental implants also reduce the risk of jaw bone atrophy. Jaw bone atrophy can occur when the tooth (specifically the tooth roots) are no longer there to stimulate the jaw bone. Dental implants even make it easier to chew, eat, and speak clearly.
Get the smile you want with dental implants
At SPA Dental Group, it’s our mission to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Whether you need routine cleanings, dental implants, or cosmetic procedures, we’re here to help you fall in love with your smile.
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.