Dental Implants Can Restore Your Health
- October 21, 2015
Dental Implants Can Restore Your Health
Welcome to our ongoing dental blog!
At Gentle Dental Care of Plainview, CT, we strive to comfortably offer all the dentistry services you will ever need in one location, our office on East Street.
From preventative care and fillings to short-term clear braces, you can trust that we will always take great care of you and your smile.
We also offer a cosmetic procedures that can help to improve to health and appearance of your mouth.
Dental implant surgery is one such procedure that can forever change your life for the better.
Why Dental Implants?
As your partner is oral health, we sincerely hope that you will be able to hold on to your natural teeth throughout your life.
But we know from experience that everybody in Connecticut is not so lucky.
There are plenty of reasons that tooth loss can occur.
It can happen fast as the result of an accident.
If you have ever played sports or driven a car and you still have all of your teeth, you really should count your blessings.
Other things happen over time.
Tooth decay can intensify and spread, and simple gingivitis can give way to advanced periodontal disease if left untreated.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter what led you to needing replacement teeth.
It only matters that you seek treatment to keep the situation from getting even worse.
Trust us, unaddressed tooth loss will continue to create problems for you until you have found an adequate solution.
A Healthy Mouth Has Its Benefits
Our Gentle Dental Care team can look in your mouth and see signs of problems elsewhere in your body. We can also predict future concerns based on current oral health issues.
But as far as your teeth go, they play a huge role in maintaining your overall wellness.
Why is that?
Well, one of the helpful things about having a complete set of functional teeth is that you can eat fiber-rich foods.
What’s so special about fiber?
Fiber helps keep your heart healthy and your daily digestion on track.
So, there’s that.
It also plays a role in preventing weight gain, hemorrhoids, and strokes.
Wow, is right!
You probably don’t want to miss out on the benefits of fiber.
But without all of your teeth, you might have to.
This is because you will find it difficult, if not impossible, to chew high-fiber foods.
You will be conditioned, perhaps even subconsciously, to forego these healthy items.
Then you will find foods that are less good for you but also less difficult to consume and stick with those whenever you want a bite to eat.
In the end your health will suffer.
Look Good, Feel Good With Implants
There’s no two ways about it, tooth loss is embarrassing.
No matter where you have lost teeth, your looks will suffer, and things in your mouth won’t feel like they used to.
There will be holes in your smile, and your cheeks will make you look deceptively older.
Tasks like talking, laughing, and having dinner, will cause you discomfort and shame.
Luckily, dental implants from Gentle Dental Care can quickly turn this mess around for you.
Dental Implants Are Permanently Placed
When you sign on for this treatment, we will take detailed impressions of your teeth to use as a model for your new replacement teeth.
Next, the titanium rod, that will serve as a “root,” is surgically placed in the jaw where the missing tooth was.
Don’t worry, sedation is available for the procedure, so you will not experience any discomfort or pain.
We are Gentle Dental Care after all!
Then the root is allowed to fuse with your bone for a few months.
The restoration of the implant is when the replacement tooth is attached.
This is the part that everyone will notice.
For an individual implant, an abutment is screwed onto the titanium rod and your custom dental crown, shaded to match the rest of your teeth, is secured on top.
Your new tooth will look and feel quite natural.
This procedure will allow you to look younger and probably live longer too because once that you have your biting force back, you will be able to eat healthy choices once again.
A Healthy Smile Is Only A Click Away
Our Gentle Dental Care team can help you determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Contact our Plainview, CT dental office to schedule your dental implant consultation today!