Smiling communicates that you’re friendly, confident, and happy. If you’re not smiling or you instinctively raise your hand to cover your smile, you’re losing out on the joy that you can bring to others.
You also miss out on happiness when you’re not showing those pearly whites. Why? Smiling has a profound effect on your brain. When your cheeks tighten and a smile spreads across your face, your brain releases neuropeptides, serotonin dopamine, and endorphins. These ward off stress, anxiety, and general sadness. They also lower your blood pressure. [i]
In the words of Les Giblin, one of the world’s most confident door to door salesmen, “If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.”
So, why not leverage all your smile has to offer with dental implants?
What You Need to Know About Dental Implants
Why Do We Lose Our Teeth?
As we age, our tooth enamel wears away, leaving our teeth vulnerable to decay and damage. A natural decrease in saliva compounds this problem. And it’s not only damage many older patients fear. As people get older, their bones absorb fewer nutrients and their gums begin to recede, this can result in loose and missing teeth. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Over 25% of seniors are missing teeth. [ii]
Of course, trauma to the mouth from car accidents and other incidents can also cause a tooth to go M.I.A. And there are times we turn to tooth extraction for health reasons.
But these shouldn’t get you down. There is a solution to that gap where your tooth once stood: dental implants.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the strongest and most reliable way to replace a missing tooth with a porcelain or ceramic tooth.
How Is the New Tooth Attached?
A titanium implant is bonded with your bone, forming a strong, secure connection. This part of the process takes several months as the bone and anchor of the implant fuse together.
The false tooth is then attached to the implant using a tiny dental screw called an “abutment.” An abutment is specially designed for teeth and provides even, strong lateral support for the new tooth.
How Reliable Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is considered the most stable and dependable method of replacing a missing tooth. Its sturdy connection technique makes for a secure attachment between your jawbone and the artificial tooth.
How Natural Do Dental Implants Look?
Because the implant is essentially sunk into bone, dental implants are durable and look more natural than bridges and dentures.
Dental implants look like natural teeth.
How Do Dental Implant Compare to Dentures?
Dental implants act more like your natural teeth. They remain secure as you eat, chat, and live your life. Most people with dental implants go back to life as usual. Some people with dentures continue to feel insecure about their smiles and aware of their dentures.
Dentures are accompanied by a more restrictive diet. Eating some foods can become difficult to denture wearers.
With dentures, some patients’ gums will continue to recede, causing their dentures to fit less snuggly and become more apparent over time. Many people find dental implants more comfortable than dentures.
Get Your Smile Back!
Regain your confidence and joy with dental implants. Your smile can make the world a brighter, more cheerful place for you and everyone around you. Don’t hold back your laughter and delight.
Call us today to make an appointment to restore your beautiful smile and regain your best life.
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