Over the years, your smile has been through a lot. Whether through gum disease, damage from an injury, or extensive decay, you’ve lost several teeth and are dealing with noticeable gaps in your mouth. But your problems are much more serious than just aesthetics. The good news is that dental implants can address all of the effects of missing multiple teeth. In this blog post, you’ll learn how your lost teeth impact you and how replacing them with dental implants can bring back your healthy, complete smile.
Difficulty Eating Nutritious Foods
Raw fruits and vegetables contain the nutrients your body needs to thrive, but almost all of them require quite a bit of chewing and grinding for easy digestion. If your bite is missing multiple teeth, these actions can be much more challenging and even painful. As a result, your overall health can suffer. But dental implants restore your biting power basically to its original strength, enabling you to eat foods that will improve your quality of life.
Several sounds in the English language (and many others) involve using the teeth, including th, f, v, s, and many more. Without them, these sounds and the words they are used in can become incoherent, making communication difficult. Replacing your missing teeth with strong, implant-retained restorations ensures that you have teeth to form these sounds properly. And what’s more, you won’t have to worry about your replacement teeth slipping out of place, as with traditional dentures.
When even one tooth goes missing, the other teeth around it can wander out of place to even out the spacing. With multiple teeth gone, your remaining teeth can easily move into these gaps. Why is this a problem? Teeth shifting out of position will change how your upper and lower teeth fit together, resulting in bite changes, which can cause chronic jaw pain and uneven tooth wear. Although other tooth replacement options can help your teeth maintain healthy spacing, only dental implants replace the root as well as the crown, making sure that the surrounding teeth don’t try to wander. With dental implants, your teeth will stay in proper alignment.
Jaw Bone Loss
As soon as an entire tooth is removed from the jaw bone, your body starts to divert the nutrients that once went to that area to support the tooth somewhere else. Over time, the jaw bone loses density and changes shape altogether. That’s why traditional bridges and dentures need to be readjusted and replaced so frequently. However, dental implants stimulate the jaw bone just like natural tooth roots, keeping it strong for the long term.
Past tooth loss doesn’t mean that have to suffer the ill effects. You can dramatically improve your smile, your self-esteem, your oral and overall health, and your quality of life in every way by replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.
About the Practice
At Pioneer Greens Dentistry, you can receive replacement solutions that last for many years to come. Here, three experienced, highly trained dentists can handle dental implant care from beginning to end, including the complex placement procedure, under one roof. To schedule a consultation about dental implants, you can call (402) 483-7502 or click here.