Dental Implants: Your Mouth’s Best Supporters
The 2017 NCAA basketball champions have been crowned to cap another thrilling tournament. While champions change from year to year, one this remains consistent. The teams that support one another are the ones that are most likely to have success.
This is true on the basketball court, the baseball diamond … and in restorative dentistry. Really, it’s true. Dental implants are a great example of this.
Implants are often the unsung heroes of restorative care. Other people may never know what your dental implants have done for your smile and for the function of your teeth replacements. But you will know when you enjoy the benefits of their support in your everyday life.
If you have missing teeth, the dentists at our Rochester Hills, MI, office would be happy to answer your questions about dental implants and what they can do for you.
The Root(s) Of The Issue
There’s no pleasant way to put this. Losing your teeth is not fun.
Missing teeth make it more difficult to eat the foods that you love. Missing teeth affect the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can affect your self-confidence, too.
We have met numerous patients who felt embarrassed or ashamed because of their lost teeth. This can happen to anyone as a result of an accident or injury or due to poor oral hygiene.
The thing we want you to know is that our team is not going to judge you for what has happened. All we want to do is help you restore the function of your missing teeth, the appearance of a complete smile, and hopefully your self-confidence, too.
Dental implants can play a vital role in all of those things even if you never actually see them. Implants were developed as replacements for the roots of your missing teeth.
And like roots, they are placed directly in your jaw, below your gumline. By getting dental implants, you are doing more to create complete teeth replacements. As such, those replacements will be able to function more like real teeth.
Eat What You Want
When you had all your teeth, you probably didn’t give much thought to whether you could eat something (not counting individual dietary restrictions). If you wanted to eat something, you were probably pretty confident that you could take a bite and chew it.
Losing a single tooth can change that. You may find that foods that were once easy to bite are more difficult to handle now. Losing multiple teeth compounds this problem. This also is why many people suffer nutritional issues when they can no longer eat certain foods because they are too hard to bite or chew.
When you have a dental implant to support a dental crown or implants to support a dental bridge or dentures, you can bite with nearly as much force as someone with all of his or her teeth. That means you can continue eating the foods that you want to eat without too much strain.
Smile & Speak Freely
When you are missing teeth, it affects you emotionally as well. Many people don’t like discussing this, but it can show up in other ways.
We have met many patients who felt the need to cover their mouths when they spoke. They did not want anyone to see their missing teeth. Instead, they left people wondering why they put their hands over their mouths when they spoke.
At the same time, many people who are missing teeth are afraid to smile for a similar reason. If you never see someone smile, you may begin to wonder if they are ever happy.
When you have an implant-supported teeth replacements, you can trust that they will remain in place. This can give you more confidence about introducing yourself to a client or to a possible romantic interest.
It also may help you feel more comfortable sharing your thoughts at a meeting for work or about an idea that could help your company. For that matter, it may give you the confidence to apply for the vacant job as a way to advance your career.
Find Out What A Difference Dental Implants Can Make
Our dentists have helped many patients in and around Rochester Hills, MI, feel better with the help of dental implants.