Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The implant smile – How Dental Implants Can Save Your Smile

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Dr Ogundeji Seun
Dr Ogundeji Seunhttps://drogundeji.com/
Dr. Ogundeji is an enthusiastic and passionate dentist with an interest in managing challenging oral health issues. He is a health blogger (Drogundeji.com) and creative writer to health blogs around the world, an entrepreneur and business development strategist. He lives in Lagos Nigeria and married with children. he currently works with Platinum Dental Surgery

“Why should I replace my missing tooth”? If you ask, your dentist would give you several reasons which bother on function, aesthetics etc. depending on the situation or severity of the issue you present with.

The dentist may replace a missing tooth to aid a patient in their ability to chew, eat and speak and aesthetics to restore your beautiful smile. Having your tooth or teeth replaced goes a long way to ensuring your self-confidence isn’t compromised. There are various different types of restorations for missing teeth which includes bridges, dental implants, partial dentures or full dentures.

Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, you will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth.

The implant smile
The implant smile

Bridges replace missing teeth and provide cosmetic and aesthetic advantages. Bridges are generally used when one or more teeth are missing. When there is a gap in the teeth, a bridge is used to fill the gap and keep the remaining teeth from shifting. When teeth shift, they can have an impact on the person’s bite and eventually produce jaw pain or an unpleasing smile.

Dental implants are also used to replace missing teeth for the same reason that bridges are but also offer other distinct advantages. Dental implants not only will give the wearer an enhanced ability to chew food, speak, and will keep teeth from shifting but they are also a permanent fixture in the wearer’s mouth. Dental implants are permanently anchored to the jaw bone. If a person loses a tooth and does nothing to replace that tooth, over time not only will the other teeth around the missing tooth shift, but the jaw bone where the tooth once was will recede and deteriorate. When a dental implant is placed in the jaw bone, the bone remains active and doesn’t  resorb. Dental implants are also superior to bridges in the amount of crushing force that they can withstand and it gives the patient that natural feel.

Affordability is an important factor in treating People that have lost many teeth especially with dental implants but the bridge and dentures can also help replace missing teeth and prevent the awful complications that are commonly associated with tooth loss

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