Health and safety come in many forms, including oral health. This June, for National Safety Month, we encourage you to think about your mouth and teeth and what you can do to aid your health. Talking to a periodontist like Dr. Andres Sanchez about dental implants is a great step toward complete oral well being.
Missing Teeth and Your Oral Health
Missing teeth are not just unsightly. They can pose a lot of problems to your oral health — and your overall health, too.
If you are missing teeth, the adjacent teeth can start to shift and migrate into the missing space, creating many problems. A person’s bite will suffer from dental drift, which can lead to pain such as headaches. The facial bone structure can deteriorate thanks to missing or shifted teeth. That hole where a tooth used to be is prime breeding ground for harmful bacteria.
Missing teeth affect your speech, your smile, and your confidence. You can get it back — and your overall health — with help from a periodontist. Dental implants are a lasting and safe solution to the problem of missing teeth.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
For many people, dentures seem like a simple solution to missing teeth. However, we believe that dental implants are often better. Why?
Dentures can fall out of place, sit uncomfortably, and cause problems for surrounding teeth if they are not carefully fitted for each wearer. They require care and upkeep outside of regular oral hygiene.
Dental implants are a permanent solution. Because these are a surgical implant, they are directly connected to your jawbone and bond with the structure of your mouth. Dental implants are thus far more similar to your original, natural teeth than dentures could ever be. They stay in your mouth just like a natural tooth would, with a fit that is just right. Your dental implants can be brushed and treated like regular teeth. Once you’ve completed the surgical process, they are fairly low-maintenance.
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If you qualify for dental implants, they’re well worth looking into. Your periodontist can advise you on whether or not you are a good fit for dental implants. Call Dr. Sanchez of Periowest in Minneapolis, MN today to see if you qualify for dental implants.