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Reasons For Replacing Missing Teeth

  • September 20, 2016

Hello and welcome to another September edition of the Holly Dental Care blog!

We are your trusted source for restorative dentistry solutions in the Holly, MI area. As such, we know a thing or two about replacing missing teeth.

If you have suffered through tooth loss as an adult, you already know the problems it can cause and the obstacles it can create.

Obviously, there are a lot of advantages to finding a permanent solution for this painful and embarrassing problem. But even knowing what you know, you may be hesitant to take the leap. And that’s alright.

Today we wanted to outline a few of the reasons for scheduling a dental implant procedure and what that simple procedure will look like.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, you will want to first schedule your consultation with Dr. Hunter and the rest of our team. That way, we can know for sure if it is the best course of action for your current needs and budget.

Keep reading, and then be sure to follow up with our team!

Functionality

You may never realize how every single tooth plays a part in your ability to chew your food and talk to others.

Sadly, we get patients all the time who are only using one part of their mouth to chew because that is the best they can do. This means that that until something is done, the menu is limited wherever you go, and the discomfort is always present.

Additionally, your speech will be altered, and not for the better.

Self-Assurance

If you are missing any teeth, you won’t look your best or feel confident!

When you don’t feel confident, your opportunities both at work and at play will be greatly diminished.

You will feel like hiding.

Health

Your health will suffer too as you won’t be getting the fiber-rich foods you need (you won’t be able to chew them). Plus, your oral health will be at risk until you fill in the gaps.

Dental Implants Are Easy

It is a simple two-step process for restoring your smile with implants.

Still, the implant procedure is considered oral surgery, which scares some folks. But there is nothing whatsoever to be afraid of.

For this treatment, we will start by taking some images of your jawbone so that we know exactly how to proceed.

During the procedure itself, we will make sure you are comfortable with numbing solution, generous amounts of sedation, and anything else that will allow you to relax.

Then we will move forward and place the implant strategically through your gums and on into your jawbone.

Once your implant is placed, we allow your jaw to heal. This could take a few months.

During this time, a process called osseointegration is going on. This is a fancy way of saying that your bone is fusing with your titanium implant to create a bond that will last for years to come.

Take Back Your Smile Today!

We hope you have been inspired by the possibilities of dental implants. Contact us today to set up an appointment where we can discuss your options in Holly, MI!