4 Ways Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), more than 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws. Many millions more are missing at least one permanent tooth. When it comes to finding the best solution for replacing missing teeth, dental implants have become the “Gold Standard” at Soams Dental for replacing missing teeth.

Dental implants can permanently restore your smile, but they do much more than just replace missing teeth. Here are four ways dental implants will improve your life.

 

1. You can eat what you want.

Dental implants restore your ability to eat a variety of different foods without the discomfort or chewing limitations imposed by tooth loss. Dental implants are made of titanium and are attached directly to your jawbone. They act as anchors to hold natural-looking porcelain crowns in place.

They look and function just like your natural teeth. So, no need to skip eating any of the foods you love!

 

2. They protect you from further tooth loss and bite misalignment.

Empty spaces created by lost teeth can result in the movement of other teeth causing bite misalignment. Implants stop those neighboring teeth from shifting and guard against bone loss which can lead to tooth loss.

When a tooth is missing, the bone in the jaw loses the support that had been provided by the tooth root. Over time, the bone will begin to deteriorate. Dental implants directly mimic the missing tooth root, supporting the jaw bone and halting the deterioration of bone.

 

3. They will restore your confidence and self-esteem.

Implants restore your ability to smile naturally and confidently. When you’re proud of your smile, you’re far more likely to share it with others – which can go a long way in boosting your self-esteem and quite possibly your business and social relationships.

4. They can securely anchor your dentures.

Dental implants can be used to anchor dentures firmly in place, giving you greater comfort and more confidence in your smile.

Dentures that slip are more than an embarrassment; they are a danger to your oral health. Unintentional movement isn’t just embarrassing— it can cause serious damage. The friction that results from a loose denture plate can create sores. These not only cause you discomfort but also put you at risk for infections.

 With implants, you can speak, eat, and laugh without worrying that your dentures will slip or come out.

Do You Have More Questions About Implants?

We know you must have other questions about implants, so we created this informative infographic. It will give you the information you need to decide if a dental implant is the right choice for you. Just fill in the form and click on the “Download Now” button!

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Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Although at Soams Dental dental implants are our preferred method for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are not an option for everyone.  But if you meet the following criteria, you probably would be a good candidate for dental implants:

  • Generally good health
  • Sufficient healthy jaw bone to accept an implant
  • Healthy gums

Why not call our office at (203) 743-1972 or contact us online and talk with Dr. Gerfen about whether dental implants would be a good choice for replacing your missing teeth.

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Are Dental Implants the Right Solution for Your Missing Teeth?

 

Dental implants are an ideal solution for missing teeth.

Do you hide your smile because of missing teeth? If so, imagine what it would feel like to correct the problem, knowing you could smile again with confidence!

Attaining a healthy, beautiful smile again doesn’t just have to be a dream – it could be a reality with dental implants.

Why choose dental implants?

There are many benefits of dental implants as a solution for missing teeth or even decayed, diseased, or damaged teeth. Dental implants look and feel completely natural, restoring your smile to its original beauty and function.

Without compromising the strength of neighboring teeth, implants allow you to chew and speak comfortably and naturally. Additionally, they help prevent tooth shifting and misalignment, which could occur if a missing tooth is left untreated for a long period of time.

Unlike bridges and dentures, implants are a long-lasting solution; they can last a lifetime when properly cared for.

Many people have found dental implants to be the right solution for missing teeth.

 

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

Many people, including those advanced in years, are ideal candidates for dental implants. Some factors your dentist will consider include:

  • The condition of your general, overall health.
  • Whether or not you have sufficient healthy jaw bone density to support an implant.
  • The health of your gum tissue.

There are a few factors that could potentially lower the success rate of your dental implant. These include:

  • Smoking.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Cancer, a blood disorder, diabetes, or other illness.

Although these factors may prevent you from being an ideal implant candidate, they don’t automatically disqualify you from the procedure.

Questions to ask during your implants consultation

Before you choose dental implants over another solution, you’ll want to feel comfortable with what’s involved. Here are a few questions you may want to ask your dentist or oral surgeon during your consultation:

  • How long have you been placing implants?
  • Do you have any case studies or before and after photos you can share with me?
  • What special training have you received?
  • How much do dental implants cost?
  • Will my insurance cover any portion of the expense?
  • Do you offer a payment program?
  • What will you do to ensure I’m comfortable during treatment?
  • This procedure makes me nervous. What will you do to calm my nerves?

Dental implants are a life-changing solution for many people who have suffered from missing teeth! If you believe you might be a candidate for implants, discuss your options with your dentist.

Share this article with any of your friends or family who may be searching for a solution for missing teeth. 

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions. 

Re-posted with permission. Sourcehttps://www.roadsidedentalmarketing.com/blog/dental-articles/

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Our FREE Gift to You!

We think our patients are the greatest!

We love seeing your beautiful smiles every day and sharing a laugh while catching up on the latest news. Because we appreciate your continued loyalty to our office and team, we love it when we have the opportunity to reward that loyalty.

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As partners in your dental health, we want to provide you with important information we know you want and need, and we are constantly thinking of new and creative ways we can supply it. So, we are excited to share a new digital download that provides information we know you will be happy to have – “How Are Dental Implants Placed?”

Dental implants Danbury CT free digital download.

 

 

Take the mystery out of dental implants. We thought about what you would like to know and created this digital download with informative step-by-step graphics.

 

 

This download is completely FREE, no hidden strings attached! It was designed solely for the benefit of our patients.  You can visit our dental implants page to get your FREE download now. (And you’re welcome!)

 

Thank you again for being the greatest patients on the planet! See you at your next appointment with our expert in dental implants, Danbury, CT dentist Dr. Gerfen.

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Smile!

Losing your teeth can be traumatic. Not only is it impossible to eat or chew comfortably, but social situations can become painful and embarrassing.

Convention dentures have long been the established solution for tooth loss. But, it certainly hasn’t been the ideal solution! Slippage, chafing, and inability to chew or eat normally are just a few of the drawback. Dentistry has long needed a better answer to the problem of missing teeth.

Dental implants Danbury CT beforeDental implants is that answer! Implants are replacement tooth roots that are permanently placed in the jawbone and then crowned with a natural looking and functioning custom-crafted replacement tooth. Implants are often used to replace a single missing tooth, but they are increasingly being used as the stabilizing foundation for dentures.

A recent patient of ours had experienced the discomfort that missing teeth can cause. It was hard to even get him to smile. Implant retained dentures were the perfect solution for him!

Implant retained dentures are held in place by implants strategically placed in the jawbone which along with a prosthesis securely hold dentures in their optimum position.

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Some of the benefits of implant retained dentures are:
• Look and function like your own natural teeth.
• Long-lasting and durable
• More comfortable and stable than conventional dentures.
• Have a more natural biting and chewing capacity.
• Implant retained dentures also protect your supporting bone structure from deterioration.
• They are easier to maintain than conventional dentures.

Our patient loved his new smile using implant retained dentures. In fact, we can’t get him to stop smiling now!

Soams-prosthesis-afterDon’t suffer any longer from the discomfort or embarrassment that can be caused by missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures. We would love to talk with you about the options available for a long-lasting, beautiful, and comfortable smile. Contact us or call us at (203) 743-1972 to make an appointment to learn how you can have a smile that won’t quit with dentures retained by dental implants that have our Danbury, CT patients smiling non-stop!

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