Do you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your missing teeth and ready to boost your self-confidence? Did you know, having missing teeth can cause you to have jaw support problems and could even lead to bone loss? Restoring lost teeth is essential to your oral health, which is why our team at Potomac Dental Centre in Hagerstown, Maryland, is happy to talk to you about the importance of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.
Although dental implants are not detachable, they are extremely durable and hold for many meals that even denture wearers often must avoid, including tough steaks and meats. Having a healthy diet full of proper nutrition is vital to your bodies health, as well as your jaw’s health, and dental implants can restore the function of your teeth, giving you the options to enjoy chewing on your favorite fruits and vegetables once more. Furthermore, dental implants can last a lifetime of use in your jaw.
The reason implants are helpful to your jawbone is because they are directly implanted into them. If you do not replace missing teeth, over time your jaw can deteriorate and decay. However, with dental implants in place, and after a bone-to-implant process known as osseointegration, not only will it strengthen your jawbone, but it will improve the hold on the implant, which acts as the root of a tooth.
If you have questions about your oral health or would like to learn more about dental implants, please call us today at 301-790-2007 to talk to a member of our team. Our professional team is happy to address your questions and help you and your smile along the way!