Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ways Dental Implants Change Lives

Missing teeth? Understanding your options to complete your bite is an important part of your next dental exam. Your dentist will discuss your options and will let you know the pros and cons to each. If you have never heard of dental implants before, you will. The advanced technology of dental implants make them the ultimate option when filling gaps left by missing teeth. Dental implants will substitute the roots of missing teeth; they anchor natural-looking replacement crowns, bridges or dentures. Your dentist will explore if a dental implant is an ideal solution for you.

Could a dental implant change your life? 

There are some key ways in which this dental procedure positively impacts the lives of many every day.

Dental implants promote good health, both dental and overall.

A missing tooth can result in a host of other dental problems. When a tooth is missing, other teeth are more likely to become misaligned, and your chances of developing periodontal disease – a bacteria-induced infection and inflammatory disease – are increased drastically.

Improving dental health also improves your health overall. Left untreated, periodontal disease may occur and weaken bone structure. Getting a dental implant will improve the overall health of your mouth straightaway and, in the long run, will help preserve your jaw bone.

If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, you know it can be devastating to self-esteem and confidence. Social situations that involve smiling, speaking, or eating can cause you to be self-conscious and uncomfortable. Dental implants allow for a natural smile, reducing the anxiety associated with social situations.

Furthermore, when natural teeth are missing or compromised, growth of the jawbone isn’t stimulated, creating evolving changes to the appearance of one’s face. Dental implants preserve bone and thereby prevent the deterioration of the facial structure and improve appearance.

Dental implants look and feel like your real teeth. They allow you to look your best and enjoy foods comfortably and naturally.

Dental implants are practically hassle free

As if the other life-changing benefits aren't enough, caring for dental implants is simple, as it requires the same maintenance as caring for natural teeth. Dental implants are fixed in your mouth and only a dentist can remove the prosthetic tooth – unless you were fit with removable dentures that are easily snapped on and off for a more thorough cleaning at home.

Routine appointments are still encouraged so the dentist can monitor the integrity of your teeth and the health of the rest of your mouth.

If you've been considering a dental implant, wait no longer. While it’s difficult to decide whether to move forward with a surgical dental procedure, the benefits of dental implants are clear, and it will almost certainly change your life for the better. Dr. Hanasab’s dental staff in Van Nuys is experienced with dental implant placement and restoration. A periodontist will place the implants in the best location determined for long-term health.

Contact Van Nuys Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation. 


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