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5 Reasons to be Thankful for Dental Implants

Improving More Than Your Oral Health

There are various solutions to replacing missing or damaged teeth. However, dental implants are one of the most common treatment options because of their benefits. According to the American Dental Association, dentists place more than 5 million implants each year.

Having oral surgery can be anxiety-inducing, and receiving dental implants can cause mild discomfort and soreness. However, because of the number of long-term benefits dental implants provide, they have grown extremely popular over the years. Not only do they restore your smile and uplift your confidence, but they also improve your overall oral health.

In the spirit of gratitude and giving thanks, here are a few reasons to be thankful for dental implants:

1. They Allow You to Speak More Clearly

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it may be more challenging to speak clearly. Your teeth are responsible for helping you form specific sounds with your tongue, which is why missing any could cause you to sound different than you once did.

Other restorative options such as dentures can loosen, resulting in a less reliable solution. However, dental implants are a life-long option that remains in place, allowing your words to flow easily and clearly.

2. They Allow You to Eat Your Favorite Foods

After having a tooth extraction procedure or losing a tooth due to injury, you may notice that it is more difficult to chew. Your teeth play a significant role in your ability to chew and digest food properly. With implants filling the gap of your missing teeth, you will be able to eat your favorite foods like you once did! Whether the foods are crunchy, sticky, or chewy, dental implants are durable and won’t experience damage from what you choose to eat.

3. They are Low-Maintenance

Just like your natural teeth, dental implants require the same regular oral hygiene habits. This means brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once daily to remove any built-up plaque and bacteria. Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash is an optional recommendation to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Besides your at-home routine maintenance, visiting your dentist for your bi-annual check-ups and cleanings is critical to preventing future decay and upkeeping your oral health.

4. They Prevent Bone Loss

The roots of your teeth actively maintain the strength and health of your jawbone. When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth, your bone begins to reabsorb, causing a sunken appearance in your face.

A titanium screw is placed into your jaw during a dental implant procedure, restimulating your bone and promoting its health and growth. This helps prevent any change in your face shape, leaving you looking natural and beautiful!

5. They Improve Your Oral Health.

If you lose your tooth, the areas surrounding the gap where the tooth once was become very susceptible to decay and infection. By putting a dental implant in its place, you are stimulating the growth of your jawbone and protecting other teeth from weakening and needing future dental procedures.

Restoring Your Smile at Lynn Dental Care

At Lynn Dental Care, we offer superior smile restoration with our All-on-4® dental implants. We understand that missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures, or dental damage of any kind can significantly impact your overall quality of life. That is why our mission is to restore the function of your mouth and smile fully.

To schedule your complimentary consultation and learn more about dental implants, contact us online or call our office today at (972) 954-4434.