If you have missing or broken teeth from gum disease, osteoporosis, bone loss, resorption or injury, dental implants are valuable tools to repair your smile and give you the confidence you deserve. The benefits of dental implants are many, and even extend past your oral health and into your overall physical health.
Dental implants are made to last, while bridges may only last 5-7 years and need to be replaced once they start to deteriorate. When placed properly with the right maintenance and some adjustments, implants can last a lifetime.
When teeth are missing, it can actually change the shape of your face and make you look completely different. Implants are placed into the bone, keeping it strong and ensuring that the natural look of your face or smile doesn’t change.
When teeth are lost, it leaves an empty space in your mouth that increases your risks of developing several health conditions. You may even suffer from bone loss in your jaw as the jawbone is no longer used to support the natural tooth. Implants maintain strength and firmness in the jaw, protecting the bone from deterioration.
While dentures may work in some situations, implants allow you to eat your favorite foods and speak without worries of your teeth slipping or falling out. They allow you to relax and enjoy social activities without embarrassment.
Other treatments for missing teeth may require removal or grinding down of the natural teeth. With implants, the natural remaining teeth are protected and remain healthy and strong.
Here to Answer Your Questions
If you think dental implants may be beneficial to your health and your confidence, we are here to answer all your questions. Contact Dr. Akin’s office today at 866-910-2168 to schedule an appointment with a periodontist in Nashville, TN.