One of the most important aspects of dealing with tooth loss is designing a treatment that not only rebuilds your smile, but also benefits your oral health in the long run as much as possible. This is most effective with the help of dental implants, which provide the only solution for replacing your lost teeth roots. In addition to the significant long-term benefits that come with replacing lost teeth roots, such as preserving your jawbone’s health and integrity, there are also many benefits that you can notice almost immediately.
Your teeth’s main purpose is to bite and chew your food every day, and this function is one of the most significant things to suffer from tooth loss. Your bite no longer has the ability to balance itself, and biting and chewing certain foods can be painful. With a traditional bridge or denture, you can restore much of this function, but it’s limited. Many foods you may have enjoyed most won’t be accessible anymore, as they might wear down or damage your denture. However, when your restoration is supported by one or more dental implants, it has almost the same sturdiness and stability as your healthy, natural teeth. This means you can enjoy all the foods you used to enjoy without worrying about damaging or dislodging your replacement teeth.
The confidence in your smile that you lose along with your teeth may be more significant than you think at first. Though it might seem like a merely cosmetic concern, that lack of confidence can cause you to hide your smile when you interact with others, creating a sometimes negative impression. You might also find it more difficult to care for your smile, and in some cases, a lack of motivation to do so because of the lost teeth. A dental implant-supported restoration can help rebuild your smile in a way that fully restores that confidence, helping you rest assured that your restoration won’t move or shift when you speak or smile.
Lack of motivation to care for your smile is only way in which tooth loss can affect your daily hygiene. Even if you are still motivated, the gap in your smile can make it difficult to properly clean your teeth and gums every day, raising your risks of developing tooth decay or gum disease. By filling out your smile with a lifelike, implant-supported restoration, you can once again practice consistent, effective hygiene every day to keep your new smile healthy for life.
Dental implants provide several significant benefits for your oral health, and many of them can directly impact your quality of life every day. To schedule an appointment, call Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.