Implants not only replace a missing tooth or teeth but also offer several other important benefits.Dr. Frank P. Casarella, your Seekonk, MA dentist, explains what dental implants can do for you.
How do implants work?
Your Seekonk dentist drills a small hole in your jawbone and place a titanium post inside. The implant bonds to the bone in a process called osseointegration, which usually takes approximately three to six months. Once your implant fully osseointegrates, it will be just as strong as your natural tooth roots. The implant will support a crown that you'll use to bite and chew foods.
Dental implants help improve your self-esteem
Have you stopped smiling because you feel embarrassed about that gap in your teeth? Dental implants help boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. When your smile is restored, you'll feel great about the way you look.
Implants keep your jaw healthy
Tooth roots don't just hold your tooth firmly in place. They also keep your jawbone strong by providing constant stimulation. Once those roots are gone, changes begin to take place in the underlying bone. Your jawbone begins to recede and weaken without the stimulation it needs. Eventually, you may begin to experience facial sagging, particularly if you've lost more than one tooth. Because dental implants replace your roots, they provide the stimulation the jawbone needs to stay strong and healthy.
Dental implants make chewing and speaking easier
When you lose one or more teeth, it can be harder to bite and chew foods. You may even have to give up some foods that are just too difficult to chew. With your new crown in place, you'll be able to bite and chew foods with ease.
Your teeth also help you form words. When one or more is missing, you may notice a whistling sound when you speak or might find that it's much harder to pronounce words correctly. Dental implants not only restore your smile but also your speech.
Are you interested in learning how dental implants can help you? Call Dr. Frank P. Casarella, your Seekonk, MA dentist, at (508) 761-8668 and schedule an appointment today. Improve your smile with implants!