- August 1, 2016
When you have lost a tooth, you need to get it replaced. There are several options to do just that, but at our Nashua, NH dental office, you can get what might be the best replacement: a dental implant. To show you why, here are a few reasons why you won’t regret having a dental implant in Nashua, NH for a great smile once again.
Dental implants help keep your jawbone strong and healthy. All of your natural teeth have roots that extend into your jawbone. That helps keep your teeth strong and safe, but it also helps keep your bone tissue healthy. When you chew, the pressure from biting and grinding food travels down the root. It stimulates the bone tissue, which helps keep it healthy. When you are missing a tooth, the bone tissue doesn’t get that stimulation. The bone starts to deteriorate and get weaker.
One of the reasons dental implants are so durable is that they use artificial roots. Dr. Kiehl will surgically place a titanium root in your jawbone, then attach a replacement tooth to it. This also sends that pressure back into the bone tissue. Thanks to the stimulation brought by chewing, dental implants will help keep your jawbone strong and healthy. Even though this is not something you can see, just knowing your jaw is staying healthy is a great reason to love dental implants.
Dental implants will hold your dentures in your mouth where they belong. When you are missing a lot of teeth, full dentures are a great restorative treatment. You get a full arch of lifelike replacement teeth set in a gum-colored base. Normally, you use the shape of that base plus some non-toxic adhesive to keep your full dentures in place. However, things can go wrong. Chewing on hard food can make your dentures slip around. They can even come out unexpectedly. That’s not exactly comforting to know.
One way to prevent this from happening is by combining dentures with dental implants. Dr. Kiehl will place several implants in your jawbone. Instead of attaching replacement teeth to each, these implants will connect to your full dentures. With implant-supported dentures, your replacement teeth will stay put.
Dental implants improve your self-esteem by making your smile look great again. It’s hard to feel confident about yourself when you worry about how you look. Doubt can creep in when you’re wearing the casual clothes at a fancy restaurant. And that’s what can happen when you are missing a tooth. Every time you smile, start talking, or eat, people can see an unsightly gap in your smile. It’s not like anyone is going to be so rude as to mention it. Just knowing they can see that gap can make you feel embarrassed about it.
A dental implant is a restorative dental treatment. That means it restores your smile, both to how it should work as well as how it should look. Once you get that replacement tooth securely placed in the empty space, your worries about missing a tooth are gone. Instead, you’ll have a healthy, beautiful smile to show off.
Dental implants can help with chewing and eating. Sometimes, our food is very soft and kind of mushy. You barely need to chew at all. But for the most part, you need all of your teeth to tear, crush, and grind up your food. (Try eating good old corn-on-the-cob without your front teeth!) If you are missing teeth, that means you will hard a harder time chewing and eating. Unless you’re fine with only eating soft, mushy foods, that’s going to get annoying real fast.
When you go with a dental implant from our Nashua, NH dental office, you’ll have a complete set of working teeth. You’ll be able to chew and eat all of the food you normally would, including all of those treats we sometimes need to get past a horrible day.
Dental implants fill the empty space to help prevent gum disease and cavities near that spot. Whenever you eat and drink, tiny particles of food and drink can get stuck on your teeth and gums. Harmful bacteria need those particles to thrive. That’s why cleaning your teeth and gums is so important. It helps keep the bacteria behind gum disease and cavities in check. When you are missing a tooth, food particles can build up there. You can be at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease when you are missing a tooth.
The replacement tooth in a dental implant fills the space like any natural tooth would. Food particles can get stuck between your teeth, but that’s how it is for your whole smile. With a dental implant, it’s harder for food to build up in the space.
With all of these advantages, it’s easy to see how you’ll have no regrets about your dental implant. Dr. Kiehl is your dentist in Nashua, NH for dental implants and restorative dentistry. If you have any questions about how dental implants can save your teeth and smile, call us at 603-546-7460.