Aside from the gap in your smile, missing teeth come with a host of other problems.
When you are missing one or more teeth, your face tends to look older and sunken. This is because there are not as many teeth to support your lips and cheekbones. The bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing will cause your skin to sink and sag.
This is where dental implants come in! A dental implant doesn’t just solve the esthetic problem that results when you’re missing a tooth.
The titanium post stops your natural teeth from moving and becoming unstable by replacing your tooth root. The support provided by the implant also prevents deterioration of the jawbone, which commonly results after tooth loss. Simply stated, dental implants will prevent or slow the process of sinking after natural tooth loss.
Dental implants have many other benefits. Implants also allow you to eat, drink, and speak with ease. With dental implants, you can eat your favorite foods without worrying about a weak jaw.
Additionally, since they are so stable, dental implants often support a dental bridge or full or partial dentures.
While oral health concerns are more important than cosmetic worries, dental implants can also help restore your confidence in your smile. Gaps in your mouth can be embarrassing and can make you feel self-conscious or afraid to show your smile.
Dental implants alleviate these worries! Porcelain crowns in dental implants are strong and look like real teeth, so nobody can tell that your crown is fake. Your dental implant is hidden under your gums, so no one else will notice it.
Do you want to learn more about the many benefits of dental implants in Metairie? Call us at Oak Family Dental to schedule a dental implant evaluation appointment with one of our caring dentists!