Did you know National Smile Week is the second week in August? If you’re currently unhappy with the way your teeth look, it’s time to make a change. Missing teeth are not only harmful to your self-esteem, but they’re also harmful to your oral health. Here are five great reasons to rejuvenate your smile with implant supported dentures in honor of National Smile Week.
Your jaw bone health is largely dependent on stimulation from your tooth roots. Once that stimulation stops (after a tooth goes missing), the jaw bone becomes less dense as it degrades. Over time, bone loss can become severe enough to change the appearance of the face or cause any remaining teeth in the mouth to shift. Implant supported dentures can keep both of these unpleasant scenarios from happening. Each implant post functions like a tooth root and provides the bone around it with both stimulation and support.
Increased confidence is a natural byproduct of a more beautiful smile. If you’ve suffered from lack of self-esteem due to missing teeth, your periodontist may be able to help by fitting you with a natural-looking implant supported prosthesis.
Tired of passing up your favorite foods because you can’t chew them? Implant supported prostheses restore dental function so you can enjoy a wide variety of culinary dishes.
Traditional dentures and bridges may be able to restore your missing teeth for the short term, but no other tooth replacement option can compare to implant supported dentures in terms of longevity and reliability. When placed by a skilled periodontist, implant supported prostheses are known to last up to 20 years.
Replacing all of your teeth with individual dental implants can be cost prohibitive. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the benefits of dental implants without paying a fortune by choosing implant supported dentures.