Are you tired of hiding out from your family, for fear all they’ll see when they look at you is your incomplete smile? Though they, of course, love you unconditionally, there is no reason to go through life feeling that self-conscious, especially when a prosthetic dentist could help you restore your smile to its former beauty, giving you the kind of confidence you had in your youth. This time of year, especially, is a chance to build special memories and reinforce bonds with those you love the most. Don’t miss out, because of dental issues. Instead let this serve as a motivator to finally do something about your smile!
How Can You Complete Your Smile?
Dentures remain one of the most common forms of prosthetics, because they are affordable and quickly complete a smile. Unfortunately they are not the most secure form of smile completion, which leaves some patients still feeling uncomfortable eating with them.
To stabilize a partial or complete denture, though, the dentist can use a dental implant. An implant involves surgically inserting a titanium post into the jawline, which is then used to hold a replacement tooth, such as a partial denture, in place. Because the post is designed to allow the soft tissue to grow right around it, an implant provides great stability.
Are Implants Right for You?
While dental implants are great for many patients, they are not a proper fit for all people. If you’ve lost a tooth due to gum disease or another ongoing dental issue, for instance, you will need restorative treatment before addressing the tooth loss. Making sure you are in good oral health can help prevent further tooth loss, and leave your smile looking and feeling much better.