Dental implants can save your smile from a number of problems that can occur if you do not have teeth. The problem with missing teeth is when space is left open other teeth will move into the spots in order to compensate for the lack of teeth. As your teeth shift and move, it can then cause you to look older, have jaw trouble and/or experience cracked or broken teeth. Here are four ways that a dental implant can fix your smile.
1. A dental implant can take the place of missing teeth. This helps realign your smile to guarantee that all of your teeth are correctly lined up. When your teeth fit into the proper place you can avoid unnecessary problems in the jaw.
2. Implants can guarantee a healthy smile for years to come. Once you are missing one or more teeth, it is twice as likely that you will lose other teeth. Missing teeth can limit your self-confidence, cause problems eating and impact your overall health.
3. Implants take the place of missing teeth but have the same impact as your real teeth. They are implanted into the jaw-bone and therefore stay in place. Dr. Judy Strutz reminds, “It’s critical to take care of implants, much the same way you take care of teeth.” That means having them checked regularly by your dentist.
If your self-confidence is impacted by missing teeth, contact Dr. Strutz & her team today for a consultation.