Did you know that, according to statistics compiled by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, more than 30 million adults in America are missing at least one tooth if not more? While this doesn’t sound like a big deal, missing one or two teeth can have long-lasting negative effects on an individual’s health. Fortunately, our cosmetic dentistry in Austin can help you with your missing teeth by installing a dental implant.
Naturally, there are many advantages to getting a dental implant, but some benefits are lesser known and very fascinating (at least to us).
Have you ever noticed that “sunken” look on someone who is missing one or more teeth? This happens because our jawbones naturally deteriorate when a tooth is missing. Due to the titanium root implant, your body is tricked into thinking that there is still a tooth, ensuring that your jawbone does not shrink or deteriorate.
Other restorative and cosmetic dental options require a lot of maintenance and future procedures. Dental implants are durable and do not require much maintenance outside of regular flossing, brushing, and the twice-yearly trip to your dentist. This means you’ll be saving thousands of dollars on additional dental work and appointments.
Did you know a missing tooth can negatively impact the health of surrounding teeth? It’s true. Chewing with a missing tooth will place extra stress on your surrounding teeth, accelerating wear and increasing your risk for cavities. Additionally, missing teeth can force others to shift around in your mouth in an attempt to fill the gap. When you have our cosmetic dentist install a dental implant, you avoid both of these scenarios.
Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Don’t hesitate to call on our trusted cosmetic dentistry team at Lifetime Smiles in Austin. Schedule your appointment today!