If you have missing teeth because of an accident, periodontal disease, extractions, or other reasons, then you know much a flawed mouth can impact your life. Many patients who search for dental implants in Salem, OR do so in order to eat comfortably, laugh easily, and smile freely once again. Our periodontist can help patients enjoy the many benefits that dental implants have to offer.
Increased Self Confidence
Missing teeth may make you feel self-conscious and critical of the way you look, which may in turn mean you smile less. Being able to smile confidently and spontaneously, without feeling embarrassed or insecure, is a major benefit of dental implants.
Improved Oral Function
Dental implants can help you take better care of your natural teeth by filling in any empty spaces in your mouth, which allow your existing teeth to wear properly. Implants also give support and structure to the skin and muscles of your face and allow you to exercise those muscles properly when chewing and speaking.
Better Overall Health
When you have missing teeth, you may avoid certain foods because they are difficult to eat. However, by avoiding those foods you miss out on essential nutrients. Dental implants allow you to eat more nutritious foods, and improving your diet may lead to better overall health.
Permanent Dental Replacement
Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth, which means you can treat them just like your regular teeth. There is nothing to remove at night, and there is no need to worry about anything falling out while speaking or eating.
Improvement in Quality of Life
When you avoid eating certain foods, attending social functions, or meeting new people because you are uncomfortable or unable to eat and participate the way you want, your quality of life can suffer. With dental implants, you can eat the foods you love again, speak and smile confidently, and join in on the fun without fear.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants and find out if you are a good candidate for implants, contact our office to schedule your appointment!