Getting older often means losing some of our teeth. This can make life a bit more complicated when it is supposed to be the easiest times of our lives. If you have a missing tooth or two, you may think it is no big deal.
Unfortunately, that isn't quite accurate. Instead of living with a missing tooth or two, you need to understand that your missing tooth could make life harder for you. If you want to maintain a high quality of life, instead you should consider getting dental implants.
How Implants Make Life Easier as We Get OlderImplants are currently the closest thing to our natural teeth out there, in terms of replacement dental options. They go into the jaw, fuse with the bone, and perform just like our natural teeth once did - sometimes better.
If you don't replace a missing tooth, it can lead to increased chances of suffering from gum disease, bone loss, and even damage to the surrounding teeth.
By filling in any gaps you have in your mouth with a dental implant, you have the opportunity to not only look better, but also have increased functionality of the jaw as you get older. You will be able to eat the right foods for your body without worrying that the foods will hurt your teeth or gums.
You will be able to smile confidently as you always did. Plus, you will have the peace of mind that the implants are keeping your jaw bone nice and strong and not going to slip like a denture might.
Talk to your dentist about getting an implant or two to replace that missing tooth or two. See for yourself how much better life is when you use the right tools to embrace it.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (602) 789-3799 today.