Let’s face it- having to consider getting dental implants isn’t usually a fun process when you are faced with a missing tooth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces the missing tooth, and sometimes we have patients wondering whether or not it’s worth getting an implant. While there are some other options for dental care when missing a tooth, dental implants do more than just restore the aesthetics of your smile. Not only are dental implants constructed to be completely secure in your mouth, they keep you from needing various treatments on other teeth surrounding teeth. Here are three other reasons that getting a dental implant can improve your oral health in more ways than you may expect.
1. They keep you from experiencing pain when you eat
When we have missing teeth, it is oftentimes very painful to bite, chew or consume foods that are necessary for nutrition. Considering a dental implant is a way to keep you from risking nutritional deficiencies and have eating be a pain-free, enjoyable experience. Your Krengel Dental dentist will anchor the implant to your jawbone which means that after the procedure, you will be able to eat all of your favorite foods without worrying that the tooth will slip the way a denture might. Not only will an implant allow you to eat all nutritional foods, healthy nutrition is required to avoid any bone deterioration that could influence your other teeth.
2. They stop further tooth loss and gum disease
Unfortunately, not filling an empty space is open to food particles, plaque and bacteria that will get trapped in the empty socket space. Over time a missing tooth leaves your other teeth more exposed to bacteria and keeps other teeth from being structurally supported. Your other teeth may get loose and fall if their structure isn’t being held in place. The best way to avoid the tooth loss is discussing dental implants with your Krengel Dental dentist to determine if it is the best option for treatment.
3. They prevent deterioration to your jaw
Dental implants are natural-looking, permanent, require low maintenance and unlike other options, they act like a natural tooth root, stimulating your jawbone. Your jawbone can deteriorate or collapse if it is not receiving the pressure it needs to maintain its structure that comes from your teeth. Overtime, a missing tooth can drastically change the shape, structure and overall appearance of your face. Your Krengel Dental dentist will be able to share more details about how an implant may be your best bet for your overall oral health.
Have more questions? Wondering if a dental implant is an option for you? Your Krengel Dental team is here to give you personalized and effective treatment and all you have to do is pick up the phone and call (952-888-1311).