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Dental Implants: Why You Should Think Long-Term about Your Oral Health

June 30, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Christopher J. Wigley, DMD, FAGD
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People are living a lot longer than they used to and most of us would like to remain vital and active for as long as possible. Additionally, it’s natural to want to look your best no matter your age, which is why we often recommend dental implants in our Jensen Beach dental office.

How Dental Implants Support Long-Term Health

Tooth loss is a traumatic experience. If it has happened to you, or you are facing dental extractions, we may recommend dental implants as the best way to replace missing teeth.

Dental implants replace the entire tooth – A dental bridge patches the gap left by an extracted tooth but does not replace the root of your tooth. The root is what stimulates healthy bone regeneration. Your jawbone is the very foundation of your teeth and also supports your facial features.

Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root, and will keep you from looking aged beyond your years.

Dental implants have no dietary restrictions – Excellent nutrition is an essential aspect of your oral and overall health. Dental implants have no dietary restrictions. You can eat all of the crunchy veggies, tasty fruits, and healthy proteins you love without worry of your dental implant failing.

Common sense caution is all that is required to keep your dental implant healthy. Don’t chew ice or bite into anything excessively hard.

Dental implants improve self-esteem – The American Dental Association recently revised the definition of good oral health to include your feelings about your smile. Feeling self-conscious about your teeth is stressful, especially if you have to cover your mouth or hide your smile.

Dental implants improve self-confidence and give our patients their smiles back.

To find out if dental implants are right for you, contact our Jensen Beach dental office to book a consultation. We look forward to helping you have a complete smile again.

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