|Benefits of Dental Implants
When you lose your teeth, your whole life is affected. Once simple tasks that you didn’t think much about, such as biting, chewing, and your speech, are all impacted. Your smile (and often with it, your confidence) is diminished. Your whole quality of life deteriorates. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring the health, functions, and aesthetics of your mouth. At Huronia Oral Surgery Group, we offer dental implants to help give you back your quality of life. Dental implants offer numerous benefits.
Your teeth are important for biting and chewing. Chewing is the first step in the digestive process. When you chew, your teeth break down the food, making essential nutrients more easily accessible for the body to absorb in the intestines. Losing your teeth makes chewing more difficult. When you cannot break down food effectively, your body has a harder time accessing nutrients. This can then lead to malnutrition. Dental implants help to restore your ability to effectively chew your food.
Be Understood When You Speak
Your teeth control the flow of air when you speak. They also provide a surface for your tongue to touch. All of these functions enable you to make specific sounds and say specific words, aiding in effective communication. Tooth loss means that the proper control of airflow is affected. As a result, you may develop a lisp. Others have a harder time understanding you. Implants restore these functions, giving you back your speech.
With traditional replacement options like partial and full dentures, the restorations are supported by your gums. This soft tissue was not designed to support the kind of pressures the jaw puts on the teeth. While taking dentures out at night gives your gums an opportunity to breathe, it may not be enough. Dentures can also slip out of place, leading to painful denture sores. Implants are inserted directly into the jawbone, similar to how the roots of your teeth are situated, which makes the All on 4 Treatment Concept an exciting improvement over traditional dentures. The bone then fuses to the implants creating a strong, stable root for your new teeth. The implants provide the support, rather than your gums. Your new teeth are also held securely in place with screws, so there is no need to worry about them slipping out of place.
A major disadvantage of dentures is that they need to be removed nightly for special care and left out for your gums to rest while you sleep. This nightly routine can be tedious. Your dental implants are considered a permanent restoration. Your teeth are secured in place on the implants with screws. More than that, they can (and should) be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. The only time your replacement teeth would need to be removed would be if they needed professional maintenance.
Protect the Health of Your Jawbone
When you lose your teeth, your jawbone begins to grow weak. This is due to the loss of stimulation in the bone. The stimulation provided by your teeth is essential. It sends a message to the body, and the body responds by sending nutrients. The more teeth you lose, the more this stimulation is lost. Fewer nutrients are sent, and the jawbone begins to grow weak and change shape. This can throw off your bite and alter your facial shape. Dental implants are the only replacement option available that can put a stop to the bone loss that inevitably follows tooth loss. Because the implants are placed into the bone, they mimic the functions of the natural tooth roots, restoring the stimulation in the bone. As a result, nutrients continue to be sent, and the bone remains strong and healthy.
Dental implants do more than just restore the functions and aesthetics of your mouth; they help to restore your oral health, your overall health, and your quality of life. For more information, and find out if dental implants are right for you, call Huronia Oral Surgery Group at 705-302-0357 today.