28 Dec Don’t Let a Gap Control Your Smile
Are you tired of seeing a gap in your smile every time you look in the mirror? Dental implants can improve your appearance and make it easier to chew. Dr. Lance Bailey, your Prescott, AZ, dentist at Pineview Family Dental, explains how your smile can be transformed with implants.
What are dental implants?
Titanium dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth. They bond to your jawbone, providing an exceptionally stable and sturdy base for the artificial teeth that are added to the top of the implants. With implants, it’s possible to replace your entire tooth, unlike bridges and dentures that only replace the part of the tooth you see when you open your mouth.
Why should I consider implants at my Prescott dentist’s office?
Implants are a good idea if you want to:
- Improve Your Smile: Don’t underestimate the effect of a full smile on your self-esteem. When you have a gap in your teeth, it’s not unusual to feel self-conscious or ill at ease in social situations.
- Restore Function: Chewing can be difficult if you’re missing one or more teeth. Tough foods may not be chewed thoroughly, which may cause an upset stomach. If you’ve lost multiple teeth, you might have stopped eating certain foods because it’s just too difficult. As a result, you may not be getting enough vitamins and nutrients.
- Keep Your Jawbone Strong: Many people don’t realize that your jawbone begins to recede after you lose a tooth. The problem occurs when the bone no longer receives stimulation from tooth roots. Once your implant is in place, it will apply pressure to the bone in the same way your natural roots did.
- Avoid Changes to Your Smile and Face: Gaps in your smile often make it easier for your teeth to shift and overlap. It’s difficult to remove plaque from overlapping areas, which can increase your tooth decay risk. A receding jawbone can also cause sagging in the facial muscles, making you look older.
Restore your smile with dental implants! Call Dr. Bailey, your Prescott, AZ, dentist at Pineview Family Dental, at (928) 445-9233 to schedule your appointment.