If you’ve lost a tooth and are worried that your teeth may become misaligned as a result, it may be time to start looking into viable tooth replacement options. While other patients may opt for dentures or no treatment at all, not all treatments can prevent your teeth from shifting out of place.
At we recommend dental implants as a possible tooth replacement option, as there are many benefits to these permanent artificial teeth. But what sets them a part from other artificial teeth is their ability to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting. Ensuring that your teeth remain straight after losing a tooth is essential to keeping a good oral health regimen. We’ve listed the top seven reasons why a straight and complete smile can help your overall well-being.
When there’s a hole in your smile, speaking and eating can be awkward. Some patients experienced whistling between their teeth while talking, and the distribution of pressure when biting down on food can change, making it more difficult to chew. By inserting a dental implant, you can return your oral health to a more balanced state.
Having a complete and straight smile also makes it easier to brush and floss. If you have misaligned or crooked teeth, it can be difficult to effectively clean those tight spaces around overlapping teeth. A dental implant also ensures that you can effectively clean the area around it as well.
Similar to better speaking and eating, filling the gap in your smile with a dental implant will put much less stress on your jawbone. The disproportion of the pressure when you bite could cause stress and headaches, but a dental implant fills the space and repairs that.
Dental implants are fused to the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. This revitalizes the jawbone, strengthening it and reducing your chances of infection. With better teeth comes better oral care, which can lead to a healthy body as well.
Studies have shown that the mouth is the gateway and can often reflect the state of your bodily health as well. By improving the state of your oral health with a dental implant, you can take better care of your body at the same time. It reduces your chance of bacterial infections which has been found to be responsible in a number of cardiovascular and respiratory problems in some patients.
Appearance-wise, a dental implant can only improve your smile. A complete smile can give you that boost in confidence that you need to look and feel successful. Some studies showed that test subjects were more drawn to people with straight and complete smiles and would trust them more, based on appearance alone.
Overall, having and maintaining good oral health can lead to less dental visits and is more cost-effective. Unlike other treatments for missing teeth, like dentures or dental bridges, dental implants don’t need to be replaced every few years as long as they’re given the proper care and maintenance.
For patients in Toronto, ON the solution to their missing teeth is only a call away. Contact us today to learn more about dental implants, the process, and more and schedule a consultation Dr. Andre Hughes. During the consultation, Dr. Andre Hughes will evaluate your oral health, discuss treatment options, cost and financing, and more. Contact us today to get started towards your dreams mile today.
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6G 1L6
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