Dental Implants Make Missing Teeth Problems Disappear

November 18, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — roselleparkdental @ 5:56 pm
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Anyone with missing teeth will tell you that they cause WAY more problems than just an unsightly gap in the smile. Food choices quickly become limited, people can develop an uncontrollable lisp or slur when they speak, and self-confidence…well, that just goes out the window! While traditional bridges and dentures can fix some of the issues brought on by missing teeth, only dental implants can solve absolutely all of them. Whatever grief your incomplete smile might be causing you, dental implants in Roselle Park can provide the comprehensive solution you’ve been looking for.

Restore Your Bite

Missing teeth make it very hard to eat nutritious foods like cooked meats and fibrous vegetables, and for many people, regular bridges and dentures don’t really help that much. But, with dental implants, rather than just sitting in the mouth or holding onto neighboring teeth for support, the new teeth are actually anchored directly into the jawbone just like natural ones. This results in a restoration that stays put no matter what a patient is chewing, allowing them to enjoy whatever they want without issue.

Clear Up Your Speech

Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to express yourself because your missing teeth cause you to slur your words. This is even a problem for those with dentures, which often need a plastic plate that covers large areas of the mouth and restricts the tongue’s movement.  

Dental implants, however, fit into the mouth just like real teeth, so not only do they close the gaps that can make speech awkward, but they also allow the tongue to move normally, helping a person speak their mind with ease.  

Preserve Your Jawbone

Patients who have dealt with untreated tooth loss for a very long time tend to develop a “sunken” facial appearance because their jawbone has deteriorated. This naturally happens after teeth go missing and blood flow is cut off to this area of the body. Even after a patient gets a regular bridge or denture, this bone atrophy can continue, causing a person to look much older than they actually are.

Because they are the only treatment that replaces both the root and crown of a tooth, implants are also the only kind of restoration that helps preserve the strength of the jawbone. The new roots actually stimulate new growth and blood flow in the area. With a healthy jawbone, a patient will maintain a more youthful facial appearance over time.

Bring Back Your Confidence

While the physical effects of missing teeth are very serious, the impact they can have on someone’s mental health can be just as dire. Constantly having to adjust your speech, not being able to eat your favorite foods, and worrying about people judging your appearance day in and day out can really take a toll on someone’s wellbeing. However, implants can make all of those problems go away by giving someone a strong and reliable set of teeth they can trust no matter what they are doing. In the end, implants can help someone feel good about themselves again, both inside and out.

So, if your life is a little less enjoyable every day because of missing teeth, get in touch with a Roselle Park dentist and ask about dental implants. They’ll be able to tell you more about how they can solve all of your problems while giving you your complete smile back.

About the Author

Dr. Jamie Oshidar is a Fellow of the International Association of Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and he is currently training to become fully board-certified in implant dentistry. In other words, he knows a thing or two about dental implants! If you’re ready to close the gaps in your smile for good, he’s the person to talk to, and he can be reached through his website for more information.