There are many problems associated with missing some or all of your teeth. For instance, your appearance may worsen, your ability to speak and eat will diminish, and you will begin to feel self-conscious about your smile.
Dr. Valery Sweeny offers a restorative solution to your gapped smile with dental implants. Don’t postpone treatment any longer or else you may be at risk of developing these health problems:
Loss of functionality.
When you have lost one or more teeth, your everyday actions, such as speaking and eating, may begin to change. People with missing teeth find it harder to communicate and begin to slur their words. This is because our mouth depends on a full set of teeth in order to pronounce certain words properly, and a missing tooth can jeopardize this ability.
Tooth loss can also weaken your bite and make it more difficult to eat certain foods. If you are missing a front tooth, it is almost impossible to take a bite out of an apple. Or, if you are missing any of your back teeth, it is much harder to chew tougher foods like steak.
Increased risk of oral infection.
Oral infection can become a big issue if you have permanently lost your teeth. When there are gaps in your smile, it can create a “food trap,” which makes it harder to reach when brushing or flossing. This can increase your risk of infections, such as tooth decay or gum disease, and furthermore, can increase the cost of treatment.
Weakening of the jawbone.
Bones are just like muscles in the sense that they need to be exercised or stimulated in order to grow and become stronger. When a tooth is missing, your jawbone weakens because the tooth root is not there to help stimulate its form, density, and strength.
As your jawbone weakens, it begins to lose its shape. Dental implants are the only solution that can help protect your jaw from further bone loss and face distortion.
People need their teeth to support their jaw and their facial structure. When your jawbone loses its bone support, your face begins to shrink, resulting in premature wrinkled skin and lips.
Dr. Sweeny can help prevent this problem altogether with dental implants. If you have already suffered from bone loss, a supplemental treatment may be available for you.
The loss of a tooth can take a huge toll on a person’s self-esteem. In modern society, a smile can make or break a person’s image. It’s important that everyone has the opportunity to flaunt a confident smile.
Dental implants are a transformative solution that will help boost your self-assurance and encourage you to grin from ear to ear.
Increased likelihood of pain.
An opening can expose your mouth to different factors that may cause pain. Nerves may generate greater sensitivity in the area of a missing tooth which can induce soreness, discomfort, and irritation. Dental implants can help protect these areas and prevent further aches and pains.
Anxiety and unhappiness.
Why Our Patients Choose Dental Implants:
- Natural-looking & comfortable: They look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. They fit comfortably and precisely to each patient based on their condition.
- Long-lasting: With the proper care and maintenance, dental implants provide maximum durability, unlike removable dentures or bridgework that need maintenance every few years.
- Improved functionality: Talk to your friends with full confidence and no worry, and eat all your favorite foods without pain. Implants provide full-functionality just like normal teeth.