What you see is what you get. Fortunately this doesn’t apply to dental implants.
Cosmetic dentistry includes dental implant treatment. But there’s more to replacing missing teeth with implants than aesthetic appeal.
The initial appeal of your dental implant treatment involves replacing missing, damaged, or broken teeth. And realize that the gaps caused by missing teeth have more to do with your overall oral health than meets the eye.
Your desire to fill the gap typically means you don’t like how it looks and missing teeth negatively impact your smile. Dental implants can transform your smile, however the benefits go much deeper.
Start with your gum line. What’s below it, unseen, is where the real value exists. Dental implants compliment the gum line. They appear to grow or emerge directly from it like you natural teeth do. The seamless appearance is a vital benefit to your overall oral health.
You put your mouth at risk if you ignore missing or broken teeth, and it’s a problem that goes straight to the bone. Bone loss occurs over time in the gaps where your natural teeth once were. Your jaw bone tissue needs something to hold on to.
Dental implants form a new tooth root. Your bone adapts to the implant forming a solid and attractive new tooth.
A healthy AND attractive combo.
Missing teeth and the gaps they create provide you an opportunity to take control of your dental health. Avoid taking the easy way out by ignoring them and the consequences of doing so.
Dental implants are the perfect blend of cosmetic dentistry and oral health care for missing or damaged teeth. There’s more to what you see when you choose dental implant treatment.
How has your understanding of dental implants changed from a cosmetic alternative for missing teeth to an overall approach to a healthier mouth?