Health Benefits of Dental Implants
If you have young children or think back to your youth, there is nothing quite like the excitement of losing your teeth. Wiggling the tooth back and forth until it falls out is a moment of pure joy for children. Then comes the fun of putting the tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy and eagerly waiting to see what is left in exchange for the tooth. Unfortunately, that same excitement is not the same as you age and you are left with a tooth that needs to be extracted or falls out due to decay or injury. As an adult, a moment of panic replaces the moment of excitement that you felt as a child.
There can be a number of reasons that an adult may lose a tooth or need to have one extracted. The reason most people immediately think of is tooth decay, but it can also be due to injury, medical conditions, or gum disease. Dealing with missing teeth can be upsetting and cause issues with self-esteem; however, that doesn’t have to be the case. We offer a number of tooth replacement options depending on your situation, lifestyle, and budget. Our number one recommendation for tooth replacement is dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants involve a multi-step procedure that includes replacing your natural tooth root with an artificial replacement that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Over time, this replacement fuses with the bone, creating a sturdy base for a replacement tooth, such as a crown, to be placed in alignment with your other teeth. Dental implants are a popular choice because they offer many health benefits:
- Prevent bone loss – once a tooth is completely removed from the mouth, the jawbone begins to immediately deteriorate. Dental implants provide the needed stimulation to keep the bone healthy.
- Eat and speak as normal – other tooth replacement options can cause a lisp when you speak and do not allow you to enjoy certain foods. Implants are secure in the mouth, leaving you to speak and eat as normal.
- Eliminate dental concerns – dental implants can last a lifetime if cared for properly. Unlike other dental treatments, implants will not need additional work once completed.
If you are suffering from adult tooth loss and are interested in learning about dental implants as a tooth replacement option, be sure to call our office located in Bowie, MD to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you love your smile again.