Losing a tooth, or several teeth can have a drastic impact on your self-esteem and how well you can use your teeth. A missing tooth may impact your ability to chew or speak properly. You’ll have several options to replace your missing tooth, but there are six reasons to consider tooth implants.
1. Natural Appearance
Every tooth implant is custom-made to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. It will match the shape of teeth on the opposite side to ensure that your smile looks flawless. Then, a professional will customize the color so all of your teeth, including the implants, are the same color.
When compared to other options for false teeth, tooth implants offer superior functionality. They are conveniently fixed in place, making it feel as though you are chewing with your regular teeth. You’ll also discover that speaking and mouth movements are seamless, just like they were before you lost a tooth.
3. Easy Maintenance
Take care of tooth implants just as you would your regular teeth. You’ll need to make sure that you brush them properly to prevent infections. According to MouthHealthy, dentists recommend holding a toothbrush at a 45-degree angle when brushing. After brushing, you’ll also floss and use mouthwash as you normally would.
Over time, other tooth replacement options can slowly break down. Often, dentures and partial plates will need to be replaced within years. A tooth implant is designed to be a more permanent solution. You won’t have to worry about your tooth losing shape or not fitting properly for another couple of years.
Getting an implant is as comfortable as having your natural teeth again. You won’t feel them move throughout the day, or while you’re chewing. There’s no mess adhesive involved that you need to scrub off at the end of the night. Instead, you go about your daily and nightly routine as you normally would. Having a false tooth doesn’t get more comfortable than that.
6. Oral Health
After losing a tooth, your oral health slowly heads downhill. Keeping the gap between teeth clean is more challenging. The teeth slowly start to slide together, resulting in them not being properly aligned. The jawbone also starts to deteriorate because it doesn’t have to support a tooth anymore.
Getting a tooth implant is a revolutionary, new way to enjoy a beautiful smile, a long-lasting solution, and wonderful oral health. Contact us today at Breakwater Dental to schedule an appointment.