To put it bluntly, first impressions matter. As you can imagine, a bright smile will do wonders when it comes to creating a positive impression and expressing yourself in the best light possible. For those of us with gum disease, tooth decay, or any other unenviable condition that affects our smiles, rest assured — there are solutions that can take your smile back to a freshness that you haven’t felt in years. One such solution is dental implants from Advanced Dental Clinic in Panama City. To be clear, it’s not just about having a wonderful smile — it’s also about preventing further oral hygiene problems down the line. Let’s get into some of the benefits.
Why Dental Implants are the Best Investment for Your Smile
Affordable dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. They do not require frequent replacements, which is often the case with dentures and bridges. Dental implants are made from durable materials that can withstand daily use in the same way that natural teeth can. One interesting fact about dental implants is that, when made from titanium, they integrate with the bone of your jaw. Titanium is one of the most biocompatible metals and fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration.
Improved Oral Health
Let’s say you have lost one of your teeth. When a tooth is lost, the bone that used to support it begins to deteriorate because it no longer receives stimulation from the tooth’s roots. In other words, the mouth does not respond well to missing teeth. When you receive dental implants, they again stimulate the jaw bone which prevents bone loss and preserves the overall structure of your mouth.
If this is left untreated, remaining teeth shift over time which makes it difficult to chew and speak properly. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that can prevent this type of bone loss. This is due to the unique way the implant fuses with the bone, as detailed above.
Just Like Natural Teeth
By design, dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth. They can be customized to fit the surrounding teeth — and once the implant heals, it looks just like any other tooth in your mouth. When it comes to eating and speaking, a dental implant functions just the same as a natural tooth as well. This is because implants are securely anchored in the jawbone — you’ll never have to worry about your tooth or teeth slipping or sliding out of place.
On the flip side, maintaining dental implants is done in just the same way as your natural teeth. That means brushing twice a day, flossing, and visiting the dentist for regular cleanings are going to remain an important part of your oral hygiene routine. With this care in place, you can get a lifetime’s use out of your dental implants (and the rest of your teeth too, of course).
Did you know that smiling makes you happier? For this reason alone, nobody should feel afraid to smile! When you feel confident in your teeth, you’ll show them off proudly, all the while reaping the endorphin-releasing benefits of smiling. The two go hand-in-hand.
When it comes to teeth, that old phrase “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” rings truer than ever. Luckily, we can replace our teeth with high-quality dental implants that allow for refreshing utility. Don’t forget that dental implants are different from dentures or bridges. They’re a long-term solution that acts as a genuine replacement (even fooling the jawbone!). To learn more about what we can do for you, contact Panama City General Dentist today.