If you have one or more missing teeth, you're not alone; 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Many adults in their senior years are missing all of their teeth. The biggest reason why people lose their teeth is issues with oral hygiene. Cavities and other dental problems can cause teeth to fall out, as can injury to a tooth or even old age.
Luckily, you can get a tooth implant put in place if you have a missing tooth. This allows you to enjoy your smile and feel better about your teeth, regardless of what caused you to lose your tooth in the first place. Here are things a tooth implant can do for you.
You can enjoy a more natural smile
While some dental implants are noticeable because of their material composition — such as a gold or silver tooth — many more implants are natural in their shape, design, and color to give the wearer a more natural smile. If you worry about your grin because you have noticeable or obvious gaps in your smile or have a crown or cap on your tooth that doesn't look natural, consider getting a tooth implant to enjoy a prettier, more authentic smile.
You can enjoy eating and drinking better
Your mouth is designed to have all its teeth, so any gaps where teeth used to be can become problematic for you. If you want to restore your smile to its original appeal so you can eat and drink with greater success, then you should consider getting a tooth implant where you have missing teeth. If you have multiple missing teeth in a row or you have several teeth that need to be removed, consider getting a full set of dental implants when you make an appointment with your dental professional.
You can enjoy preserving your remaining teeth
Your teeth serve not just to provide you with a healthy grin and give you the tools you need to eat, drink, and speak properly, your teeth work to protect and preserve each other as well. If you have one or missing teeth and don't get a tooth implant to fill in a gap in your smile, the teeth next to the gaps will eventually lose their position in your mouth and can be susceptible to becoming loose or damaged. Preserve your remaining teeth by replacing lost teeth with dental implants as needed.
Reach out to a professional to learn more about tooth implants.
I grew up in a home with parents who did not insist on good dental hygiene. By the time I was old enough to know better, some damage had already been done. I had many cavities, crooked teeth, and some discoloration on my teeth. I knew it would not be easy to take my smile from where it was to where it is today, but I was determined to finally have nice teeth. I visited a dentist who was very nice and never judged me. We made a dental plan together. Spreading the procedures out over time made it much easier to afford them. I now have almost perfect teeth after all that hard work! I created this blog to help others who have dental problems that stem from bad childhood habits know there is hope! It is never too late to start seeing the dentist!