When you lose something important to you, what do you do? If it’s something that holds sentimental value, an heirloom perhaps, that just can’t be replaced, you probably mourn for awhile that it’s gone. As tough as it is when that happens, you eventually learn to live without it.
But what about those times when you lose something you use all the time and highly depend on? You replace it, right? Maybe you have an older car that’s been paid off for some time. You’ve taken good care of it, and it runs well. But eventually, no matter how much you do to maintain it, it will stop working. Or perhaps you get into a minor fender bender, but because of its age, the insurance company will declare the car a total loss.
Whatever the cause, you’d do what you had to do to replace it because you still need a way to get from point A to point B. Some things can and should be replaced.
A tooth is one of those things! It doesn’t matter if you’re missing one tooth or several teeth, there are several reasons why you should seriously think about your tooth replacement options. In particular, consider dental implants at Beck Dental Care in Columbia, TN. When you schedule an appointment with us, our highly skilled team will be here to help determine if implants are the right replacement option for your situation.
While you wait for that appointment, we’re sharing four important reasons to consider dental implants.
1. Do It For Your Teeth!
Let’s start with the impact missing teeth can have on your health. An empty space where a tooth should be is a breeding ground for bacteria, which feeds off of the sugars left behind from food and drinks. That feeding frenzy not only creates acid that can wear away your tooth enamel, but the bacteria will grow and fester into the hard to reach places (such as that empty space), leading to plaque and tartar build-up under your gumline.
It can cause gum disease, which is an infection that can take years to reveal itself to the untrained eye. That’s why it’s so important to not only visit Beck Dental Care for routine cleanings and exams, but to replace your missing tooth so you don’t give the bacteria a place to hide and wreak havoc in your mouth.
2. Do It For Your Jawbone!
Another reason you should replace a missing tooth is to help maintain a healthy jawbone. One of the things that can happen when you lose a tooth is that your jawbone can start to deteriorate. It has no tooth root to latch onto, thus, it can wither away. This compromises the structural integrity of your entire jawline and your face. Your remaining healthy teeth need the support of each other, and when one is missing, it starts a ripple effect of bone deterioration.
A dental implant is placed in your jawbone and acts as an artificial tooth root that will soon attach itself to your jawbone and encourage healthy bone growth.
3. Do It For Your Smile!
Your health is important, and so is your smile. When you’re missing teeth, you don’t feel good about how you look. You’ll go out of your way to avoid being around people for fear of embarrassment if they see you smile, laugh, or eat. The emotional and psychological impact can have a profound effect on your quality of life.
4. Do It For YOU!
At Beck Dental Care, we want to give you options in tooth replacement you can count on. We know that life doesn’t have to continue to pass you by because of a problem that can easily be remedied!
Let us help you get back your smile, your confidence, and your function with dental implants. To find out if they’re a viable option for you, give us a call today at 931-398-5265 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.