While we hate to even imagine it happening to us, the fact is almost every American over the age of 40 is missing or has lost at least one tooth over the course of their lifetime. And over 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Tooth loss isn’t just an aesthetic issue; it also affects your health in multiple ways. Fortunately, a cosmetic dentist has an easy and effective solution: dental implants. But why in the world should you consider those?
Dental Implants Resist Bacteria and Decay
The mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria. It’s dark, warm, wet, and provides all the sustenance germs could ever want. So it’s no surprise that bacteria expand at alarming rates across the teeth and gums. Get lazy on the oral care, and trouble comes knocking like extended family or forgotten friends after finding out you won the lottery. Oral cancer, however, is a close secondary cause for cancer. Usually caused by vices such as smoking and excessive drinking, oral cancer not only causes mouth issues, it actually kills 24 Americans daily – one every hour.
Many health issues begin showing symptoms in the mouth. A competent dentist can remove decay and notice potential problems you might not be aware of. Dental implants are made of materials that resist the growth of bacteria. And while cancer may not be easily cured by a dentist, it might be caught before it poses a serious threat to your life.
Dental Implants Are Durable and Won’t Break
Even if you’re lucky or precautious enough to avoid losing a tooth, you can still break, crack, or chip one on something as simple as a popcorn kernel. When dental issues are acted on in a timely manner, trouble is averted. But dental care is often pushed to the back of the mind in lieu of other lifetime demands. That’s where problems arise. If a simple injury or accident leads to the removal or loss of a tooth, dental implants have your back. The modern materials are so strong that they last decades. With a ninety percent success rate against loosening or breaking, you can live your life to the fullest.
Dental Implants Drastically Improve Your Appearance
You’ve probably seen someone smacking their loose dentures in their mouth. Perhaps you’ve even formed the habit yourself. While old-fashioned options work if used correctly, they’re often neglected. Removable options get misplaced, lost or accidentally thrown away. And if the adhesive isn’t strong enough, they slip around and end up practically worthless. Dental implants are different. Each implant is surgically drilled into the jawline to replace the missing tooth. This rebuilds the facial structure to reverse premature aging and bone deterioration.
Unlike slip and slide flapping options, dental implants are permanent and act just like natural teeth. There’s no special care required, no extra product purchases needed, and they last at least twice as long as the alternatives. Dental implant patients often feel such a boost in confidence that they finally feel like living. Activity is increased, eating and breathing is easier, social activity increases and a new lease on life is formed. Contact Brooklyn implant dentist, Dr. Lezhansky, at Bright Smile Design Dental when you’re ready to take your life back.