Something that contributes to low-self esteem you might not have considered is the aesthetics of your smile. If you’re one of the 178 million Americans who is missing a tooth – or several – you can boost your confidence and improve your oral health with dental implants from Lone Star Dental Care – the premier family and cosmetic dental practice in Frisco, Texas.
Drs. Afshin Vahadi and Vafa Mirshams are experienced in the art and science of custom dental implants. Read on to discover why you should replace missing teeth sooner rather than later.
Dental implants are artificial teeth that come complete with a root and visible tooth, or crown. The root, typically made of titanium, becomes a permanent part of your jawbone. The custom-made crown of the implant is often made of porcelain or ceramic.
Not only are dental implants strong and highly functional, just like your natural teeth, but they are also the most aesthetically pleasing way to replace a lost tooth. And that in and of itself is a confidence booster.
Because your dentist at Lone Star Dental Care creates an individual implant for each missing tooth, you have the option of replacing a single tooth or as many as necessary. You can even get a full set of dental implants instead of dentures if you’re missing all of your natural teeth or they’re badly decayed.
Unlike other types of dental work that you may need to replace periodically, such as removable bridges, dental implants become a permanent part of your mouth. This makes implants the go-to choice when you want to improve the aesthetics and health of your smile, while minimizing the need for additional dental procedures.
They also look like natural teeth, so if you’re self-conscious about having artificial teeth, with implants, nobody will know the difference. In fact, we customize your implants to perfectly match your natural teeth in size, color, and shape. We can even improve upon your natural smile by making implants more uniform than your original teeth.
Dental implants make it easier to eat and speak, too, since you won’t have to worry about them slipping out of place. They’re as strong as or stronger than your natural teeth as long as you care for them with brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups.
It’s hard not to focus on the aesthetic value of custom dental implants when it comes to improving your self-confidence. After all, you’ll want to share your new, improved smile with everyone you meet. However, equally important is how dental implants improve your oral health.
When you don’t replace missing teeth, you run the risk of further tooth decay and gum disease. Over time, nearby teeth will shift into empty spaces, resulting in crowding or overlapping. This makes it easier for food to get stuck and much harder to keep your teeth and gums healthy through brushing and flossing.
Dental implants don’t require dental work that affects the healthy teeth in your mouth. Your dentist won’t need to alter the enamel or shape of nearby teeth, since implants fit perfectly into the space they’re designed for. And, implants contribute to better oral health by helping to prevent bone loss in your jaw.
If your self-confidence and oral health need a boost, dental implants just might be a solution you haven’t considered.
Learn more by giving the friendly team at Lone Star Dental Care a call at 972-325-7044, or request an appointment online today.