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Can Dental Implants Make Me More Confident?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 10:04 pm
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Tooth loss is an unfortunately common problem that can make it much harder to smile confidently. This can take its toll on your social and professional life because people who smile frequently are more likely to be seen as friendly, confident, approachable, and trustworthy than those who don’t. Here’s how replacing lost teeth with dental implants can boost your confidence and make you more willing to smile again.

Dental Implants Are Incredibly Lifelike

One of the main concerns about tooth loss is finding a restoration that looks just like real teeth. Luckily, dental implants are made out of high-quality, stain-resistant materials like porcelain or ceramic that mimic the color and luster of real teeth. Dental implants are so incredibly lifelike that casual observers will not even notice that they’re there. In fact, only you and your dentist will know that you have implants unless you tell anyone else.

Dental Implants Can Make Speaking and Eating Easier

If you are missing one or more teeth, the empty spaces they leave in your smile can make it more difficult to speak clearly and chew thoroughly. Fortunately, dental implants are placed directly in the jawbone, which allows them to function just like real teeth. Getting dental implants can make it easier to form words properly because they won’t slide around in the mouth like traditional restorations such as dentures. They also restore about 70% of your chewing power, making it easy to enjoy foods like steak and popcorn that are difficult to eat with traditional restorations.

Dental Implants Can Help Maintain the Shape of Your Face

Briefly after a tooth is lost, the part of the jawbone that supported it begins to atrophy due to a lack of exercise. The recession of this bone structure can pull the neighboring teeth out of alignment, making them harder to clean, easier to injure, and more likely to be lost themselves. As more teeth are lost, the jawbones will begin to sink into the face, leaving the patient with withered lips and an elderly appearance.

Receiving dental implants can prevent or even reverse this process by restoring exercise to the jawbone. Since they are placed directly in the jaw, implants stimulate it just like real teeth during the chewing process. This can help you maintain a youthful appearance for years to come.

Dental implants are the ideal solution to tooth loss. Consulting with your dentist can determine if implants are the proper treatment for you.

About the Author

Dr. Ishwinder Saran earned his dental degree at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine before training for a year at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. His office in Long Island City, NY offers general, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry as well as dental implant services. To schedule a dental implant consultation, contact his office online or dial (718) 530-6539.

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