If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be considering dental implants. There are many good reasons for choosing dental implants, and an improved appearance is one of them.
A dental implant is obviously going to improve the appearance of your smile. A missing tooth is the most unattractive feature of a smile. And only dental implants allow you to replace your tooth with something like a natural tooth, something anchored in your jawbone with an aesthetic crown for the visible surface. There are no wires or other connections to your other teeth to betray that it is anything but a natural tooth.
Your dental implant also protects your smile long-term. Once you have lost a tooth, your other teeth can begin to shift, growing crooked and uneven. Imbalanced forces can increase the risk of chips and fractures in your other teeth.
But the impact of missing teeth on your smile can be visible even if you don’t smile. If you have lost teeth, your face can literally begin to collapse. Your body takes the lack of pressure where the tooth is missing as a sign that the jawbone is not needed there, and absorbs the bone. The effect of lost bone and gum collapse can be seen even if you aren’t smiling. Since only dental implants stimulate your jawbone the way your natural teeth do, they are the best option for preserving your jawbone and gums.
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and find out if you are a candidate, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental in Bergen Country for an appointment.