Missing teeth can have a severe impact on your dental health and may actually impact your overall health as well. The longer you go without replacing missing teeth the more you put your teeth, gums and jawbone in danger. Dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth and prevent long-term damage to your oral health.
Dental implants are an important procedure to consider when you are missing one or more teeth and offer a variety of benefits including:
1.Prevent your remaining teeth from moving. The empty space from your missing teeth causes your remaining teeth to migrate in order to close the gap. Dental implants are customized for you and stop your teeth from becoming crooked.
2.Stop further tooth loss. Missing teeth can lead to more missing teeth as gum disease and bone recessions worsen.
3.Protect your jawbone. Your jawbone’s job is to support your natural teeth. When one or more teeth are gone, the jawbone begins to deteriorate and recede because its strength is no longer necessary.
4.Retain your natural facial shape. Your teeth and jawbone work together to maintain your facial shape. As your jawbone loses density and your teeth migrate, the profile and shape of your face will change.
5.No risk of cavities. Dental implants mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth, but there’s no risk of cavities as they are prosthetic.
Apart from the health aspect, missing teeth often causes significant embarrassment and may prevent you from smiling and socializing. Additionally, you’re more likely to maintain a proper dental hygiene routine when you’re proud of your smile. You can care for dental implants the same way you care for your natural teeth: Flossing regularly, brushing twice a day and rinsing with mouthwash.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, please call our dentist in Salt Lake City today at (801) 216-3713 to schedule your dental exam. Warr Dental serves patients throughout Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale and West Jordan.