You already know that implants can improve your smile … and your self-esteem. But did you know that they can actually improve your health as well? At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we want you to know all of the reasons that dental implants are one of our go-to solutions for toothlessness.
Dental implants are tiny, biocompatible posts that are surgically implanted below your gums. After they’ve had time to heal, the implants are used as anchors for individual prosthetic teeth. These replacements not only look natural, they function just like the teeth you were born with. The obvious benefits are that you can eat what you want, speak clearly, and clean your implants with ease; the real magic, however, is in the implants themselves. You see, because they become fused with your jaw bone, the implants take the place of natural tooth roots, which are the keys to keeping your mouth healthy and happy.
The Unsung Heroes
Here is another reason we consistently recommend implants: they keep your teeth in place. While that may not sound like a big deal, it is actually one of the ways they keep you healthier than dentures would. Here’s how it works:
- Your tooth roots and/or implants (as well as your teeth — both natural and prosthetic) keep the adjacent teeth from migrating.
- When your teeth are properly aligned (which is a delightful outcome of implant placement), they are easy to clean.
- When you can (and do) properly clean your teeth by brushing after each meal and flossing daily, you’re more likely to avoid gum disease and tooth loss.
- When you avoid gum disease, not only are you less likely to lose teeth, you’re also less likely to experience the pitfalls of periodontitis, including diabetes, hypertension and stroke, and heart disease.
We cannot overstate the efficacy of dental implants! If you live in Brunswick, Georgia, or the surrounding communities, contact our office to schedule a consultation for these tiny wonders that just might keep you healthy!