When you're missing a tooth, your confidence and self-esteem are significantly impacted. Replacing that tooth with a dental implant is one of the smartest investments you can make for your smile, and not just because it replaces your missing tooth; but also because it protects your oral health. Here is why Sarasota dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement.
Missing Teeth Impact Your Oral Health
When you feel self-conscious about smiling, the last thing you're worried about is the health of your jawbone. However, did you know that your missing tooth is having a considerable impact on your jawbone? When a root is lost, your bone no longer has anything to support, and it begins to dissolve. This can affect support for your surrounding teeth, and also could change the appearance of your face.
Without a tooth replacement, your remaining teeth begin to tilt and shift. This causes them to move out of alignment, and your bite can't function properly. This can create problems like clenching, grinding, and issues with your jaw joint.
Replacing your tooth with a dental implant eliminates these issues since an implant replaces both your root and your tooth.
A Natural Look and Feel
Because an implant so closely mimics your natural tooth in both function and aesthetics, you can enjoy the freedom you had before tooth loss because you'll chew with ease, smile with confidence, and brush and floss normally.
Implants also offer patients excellent longevity since they can potentially last for a lifetime with excellent home care and regular dental checkups.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Dr. Kaya Aygen would be happy to discuss the possibilities for your smile with you during an implant consultation. You'll also be glad to hear that Dr. Aygen can complete your implant from start to finish at our Sarasota dental office with no need for referrals anywhere else. Call us today to learn more!