Missing teeth certainly change the appearance of your smile, limit what you can eat, and may hurt your self-confidence. Fortunately, you live at a time when dental implants make it possible to restore everything you’ve lost. Here are three reasons implants could help you:
1. Strengthen Your Jaw
Bone loss in your jaw is a consequence of losing teeth. As your jaw weakens, you are likely to lose more teeth. Traditional dentures and bridges won’t stop this deterioration because they don’t include replacements for your lost roots. By getting implants, you are getting prosthetic roots to support your replacement teeth. This provides stimulation to your jaw to keep it healthy and strong.
2. Secure Your New Teeth
Implants are placed directly in your jaw. They can be used to anchor crowns, bridges, and dentures. With implants, you can trust that your teeth will stay securely in position without the need for denture adhesives.
3. Rebuild Your Bite
For your oral and overall health as well as your own enjoyment, you should be able to eat a wide variety of food. Many people with traditional dentures have learned the hard way that eating with dentures is not the same as eating with teeth. By getting implants, however, you can restore practically all of your biting power.