Don't Let Tooth Loss Haunt Your Smile

By Allure Smile Center
September 28, 2016
Category: Procedures

Although your teeth aren't very big, losing one can affect your life and your smile more than you may realize. Your Miami Lakes, FL dental implantsdentists at Allure Smile Center explain several benefits of dental implants.

Dental implants help your social and professional life

Tooth loss may seem like a trivial reason to reject an applicant, but problems with your smile can influence a prospective employer's opinion of you. A gap-toothed smile may also affect your social life, particularly if you feel so self-conscious about that missing tooth that you stop smiling. Dental implants replace your missing teeth and will usually last your entire life if you care for them properly. The implant replaces the roots of your teeth, while a crown is added to take the place of your tooth above the gum line.

Dental implants keep your other teeth straight

After you lose one tooth, the surrounding teeth lose an important support system. Without the missing tooth to help keep them upright, they begin to drift toward the gap in your mouth. As they drift, the teeth begin to overlap, which can ruin previous orthodontic work. Dental implants not only replace missing teeth, but ensure that surrounding teeth stay where they belong.

Dental implants may reduce or prevent further tooth loss

Your teeth aren't just needed to eat. They also play an important role in maintaining the health of your jaw. Teeth roots constantly stimulate the underlying bone and keep it strong. Without sufficient stimulation, your jawbone weakens. Eventually, it can become too weak to adequately support your teeth, and they may become loose. Dental implants prevent your jawbone from weakening because they stimulate the bone as effectively as natural roots.

The implant process is easy

During the first step in the implant process, your dentist creates a hole in your jawbone and places the implant. In approximately three to six months, the implant fuses to your bone. After bonding occurs, a crown that looks just like a natural tooth is attached to the implant. You may even receive your new crown at the same time you get your dental implant if your new tooth will not be subjected to strong biting forces. Once the crown is attached, the tooth will feel very much like a natural tooth.

Are you interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants? Contact your Miami Lakes, FL dentists at Allure Smile Center. Call (305) 827-9148 to schedule an appointment.