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How Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence and Improve Your Oral Health

Missing teeth can have an impact on your self-esteem and oral health. If you’re missing any of your teeth, consider getting dental implants. They’re durable, comfortable, and match the look and feel of your natural teeth.

Dr. Benjamin J. Crowley and his professional dental team at Brightwork Family Dentistry provide exceptional dental services to families throughout Richmond, Virginia. If you have one or more missing teeth, read on to learn how dental implants can boost your confidence and improve your oral health.

The harmful effects of missing teeth

Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, having a gap in your smile makes it harder to speak clearly, eat, and it negatively affects your self-confidence. What’s even more concerning is that missing teeth can lead to several complex oral health conditions and dental issues, like decay, gum disease, jawbone deterioration, and accelerated wear and loss of remaining teeth.

Don’t subject yourself to such afflictions — get custom dental implants from Dr. Crowley and save yourself all the physical and emotional trouble of not replacing missing teeth.

He’s professionally affiliated with the American Dental Association and also has advanced training in general dentistry. You can expect top-quality implants that will improve your oral health and self-esteem.

Dental implants mimic your natural teeth

When it comes to replacing natural teeth, dental implants are the gold standard because of the way they fit perfectly in your mouth and become a permanent part of your smile. Similar to natural teeth, each dental implant has its own root and tooth. The root is a medical-grade titanium post that bonds with your jawbone.

The crown is the visible part of an implant, and Dr. Crowley matches it to your natural tooth’s size, shape, and color. Implants blend in with your surrounding teeth and help give you a smile you no longer want to hide. In some cases, implants can even be used as an attachment for dentures to make them more stable and functional. 

Dental implants function just like natural teeth, so you can enjoy your favorite foods without concern that your dental work might slip out of place. Taking care of implants is a breeze, as you treat them just like you would your natural teeth. And, as a bonus, implants are not subject to tooth decay, so once you replace a tooth with a custom dental implant, your implant can provide a lifetime of worry-free dental treatment. 

Improve your oral health with implants

One of the many benefits of implants is there’s no need for Dr. Crowley to alter your adjacent teeth. Other tooth replacement options require the filing down of surrounding teeth, but implants are designed to fit perfectly into your upper or lower set of teeth.

Replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants ensures that your other teeth stay healthy. When an implant fills in the missing space in your gums, nearby teeth can’t shift into the empty space and cause tooth misalignment, which often leads to more complex dental conditions.  

If having a less-than-dazzling smile makes you uncomfortable and self-conscious in social and professional settings, it’s time to look into dental implants. Don’t hesitate to replace missing teeth. Taking action as soon as possible after a tooth falls out can prevent more severe dental issues. To learn more about dental implants, call Brightwork Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment, or request one online.

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