When you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair getting an implant, you may not be thinking about the benefits, but more about the fingers that are in your mouth. But believe it or not, there are quite a few benefits to dental implants that you can look forward to after the procedure is over. The goods news is that at Germantown Dental Group, we are passionate about providing our patients with a comfortable experience. So not only will you benefit from a mouth full of teeth, you can experience these benefits as well.
Improved Self Confidence
Depending on where in your mouth a tooth is missing, the gap can make it hard to want to smile or laugh naturally. By getting a dental implant, you can finally smile without feeling self-conscious or trying to only partially smile.
Dental implants can actually help improve your overall appearance, giving you one more reason to smile. When there is significant tooth loss, your body will recognize that the jaw bone doesn’t need to support the teeth, and so it will eventually dissolve away. Without the jaw bone, the rest of the face can be affected, including lips, chin, and increased wrinkles.
Choosing Your Foods
Have you been afraid to eat an ear of corn, a bowl of popcorn, or a steak because of how it could affect your teeth? When a tooth is missing, you may have to choose foods that are easier to chew, instead of the foods that are healthy for you, or those that you crave. When you shop at a grocery store or visit a restaurant, you can finally experience the freedom of being able to choose what you want, instead of what your teeth want.
There are a number of procedures that people undergo at a dentist’s office that are time-consuming and take a considerable amount of recovery time. At Germantown Dental Group, dental implants can be done quickly and with little recovery time. You will also be able to experience greater strength when chewing, increase tooth stability, and most importantly, increased comfort. For a personalized estimate of how long the procedure will take and what the recovery time will look like, get in touch with our team of dentists today.
Healthy Teeth Will Remain Healthy
Unlike other procedures, a dental implant doesn’t involve the adjacent teeth.
- Bridge and Crowns: For this tooth replacement option, the adjacent teeth need to be filed down in order for the crowns to fit over them. The bridge, which covers the gap, has two crowns on either side that ensure a proper fit.
- Partial Dentures: If you’re getting fitted for partial dentures, there are clasps that are attached to the adjacent teeth. These clasps can damage the healthy teeth and gums.
Dental implants are supported by a “screw” that imitates the root of your tooth. Because the implant is secured to your jawbone, it doesn’t require support from adjacent teeth.
If you’re missing a tooth or teeth in your mouth, you shouldn’t have to go through your life feeling self-conscious or having to struggle with health issues that are related to your teeth. At Germantown Dental Group, Dr. Oh, Dr. Morris, and the rest of the team will do our best to ensure you have a comfortable dental implant experience. We know that going to the dentist isn’t something that people look forward to, so we have gone to great length in order to ensure that you are comfortable.
There are various options when it comes to filling in a missing tooth, so if you have any questions about which procedure is right for you, get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions!