Your smile portrays your personality. It is your calling card to the world. However, if you are missing all of your teeth, Phoenix, because of excessive tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease or traumatic injury, then your smile has all but disappeared, too. Fortunately, there is a very good solution to the problem of complete tooth loss. Dental implants not only replace your smile, they also stand in for teeth roots, thus maintaining the health and shape of your jawbone. Read on to learn more about implants and the benefits they provide.
Why Replace Teeth?
The consequences of complete tooth loss go beyond what you and everyone else can see. Missing teeth can lead to a number of other problems, as well.
First, you may not be able to eat all of the healthy foods that were previously part of your diet. You may have to eliminate foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and nuts. Consequently, nutrition may be lacking.
Secondly, if you are missing all of your teeth, then your jawbone is very likely to weaken and lose its natural and full shape. Roots of teeth stimulate healthy bone tissue growth. When roots go missing, the bone begins to disintegrate, changing the shape of your face.
Finally, there is no getting around the emotional and psychological ramifications of missing teeth. People often avoid smiling and speaking. Professional opportunities can vanish, and socializing often becomes a thing of the past. As a result, confidence is diminished.
Why Dental Implants?
There are other options that have been around for much longer than dental implants. A crown and bridge or dentures have provided adequate tooth replacement for many, many years. And advances in the manufacturing of dental prosthesis have made these much more natural-looking.
But one thing that has not changed is their inability to replace an entire tooth. Bridges, partials and dentures only rest on top of your gums. So, while they may fill out your jaw line and face when worn, they fail to prevent the loss of bone volume that frequently happens as a result of total tooth loss.
Dental Implants in Phoenix, on the other hand, stand in for missing teeth roots, as well. The dentist will strategically position several implants along the jaw. These will secure and support a full denture that is custom designed to fit your mouth and give you a smile that is strong and natural looking. In addition, your new implants will help maintain the youthful shape of your jaw.
Get your smile back! To learn how dental implants can enhance your appearance and your outlook, contact a dentist to schedule an examination and consultation.
Meet the Team
The dentists and their staff at Devoted Family Dental offer a complete menu of dental services. From cleanings and exams to porcelain veneers and dental implants, our office has the procedures you need to keep your oral health in top condition. Dr. Ludu and Dr. Sharma look forward to greeting you.