How Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence and Improve Your Oral Health

A space in your smile due to lost teeth doesn't have to be permanent and dentures aren’t your only answer. Dental implants are the new gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They look and function just like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.

At Lakeside Family Dental in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Assia Fain, DMD, and board-certified periodontist Mohamed Hassan, DDS have restored countless smiles and optimum oral health with state-of-the-art dental implants.

Read on to learn why dental implants are the best choice.

A natural look

With dental implants, no one will know you have places where teeth were missing. Dental implants include a crown that matches the color, shape, and size of your teeth. As a result, no one will know you ever had a gap in your smile.

Uncompromised speech

If you opt for dentures to replace missing teeth, you may find they slip or fit awkwardly, affecting your speech. Implants function just like natural teeth, so they don’t affect your speech at all. You don’t have to worry about slurring or lisping as you adjust to their fit.

Eat everything you want 

When you use dentures to replace missing teeth, there are often limitations on what you can and can’t eat. Certain foods interfere with your denture’s fit or make hygiene hard. Implants can chew all the foods your natural teeth can – so no awkward meal times. 

Bone integrity 

Dental implants are implanted into the jawbone, creating an artificial “root.” The artificial root means implants are more secure than dentures. The artificial root also stimulates your jaw bone which continues to prevent it from deteriorating. Implants are the only replacement option that offers this benefit.

Preserve surrounding teeth

A bridge is a common replacement for missing teeth. This procedure consists of placing crowns on the teeth surrounding a missing tooth or teeth. The false tooth is anchored to these crowns.

To apply the crowns, however, a portion of your existing teeth must be filed down – even if they’re healthy. 

With dental implants, there is no need to cut down any of your natural teeth. Plus, implants fill in spaces where teeth are missing and prevent the shifting of remaining teeth that will occur if these spaces remain unfilled.

High success rate

Dental implants have a 98% success rate. Implants can replace one or more missing teeth and even serve as a base for a whole row of missing teeth if you choose implant-supported dentures.

Easy hygiene

Dental implants require only the same care as your natural teeth. When you keep up with good oral hygiene – twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, and regular visits to our office for check-ups – and professional cleanings, your implants can last a lifetime.  

Feel better about your smile

Gaps in your smile can make you feel self-conscious. With dental implants, you can confidently smile without fearing people will see the gap or that they’ll slip or fall out. Implants look just like your natural teeth.

To learn more about dental implants and whether they’re right for you, contact Lakeside Family Dental for a consultation today.

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