Do I Really Need a Dental Implant?

The Department of Public Health presented a survey on oral health in January 2013, revealing that many residents of Connecticut were at the risk of poor oral health.

“Dental decay continues to be a significant problem for Connecticut’s children. Almost 60% of children in Connecticut do not have dental sealants, a well-accepted clinical intervention to prevent tooth decay in molar teeth, and by the third grade 40% of Connecticut children have experienced dental decay,” acccording to Linda Ferraro, the State’s Dental Commissioner in 2013.

One of the reasons identified behind this was that nearly half the adults living in households with less annual incomes, neither consult the dentist themselves nor provide dental care to children.

This will increase the incidents of adult tooth loss necessitating artificial replacements.

Benefits of Dental Implants

While other options may lead to bone deterioration, a dental implant restores a tooth in a way that it looks, feels, fits and functions just like a natural tooth.

Traditional dental bridges last only five to seven years while dental implants are a long time solution and with proper care can even last a lifetime. They only need periodic adjustments.

Dental implants let you and not your teeth, lead your life. They fit tight, without giving the insecurity of falling out, like in the case of dentures. So you can talk, eat or laugh in public, without any fear of embarrassment.

Leaving empty spaces in the mouth can lead to losing more teeth. Dental implants help preserve bone according to experts at Revitalizing Smiles.

Lastly, they help you keep your teeth where they belong and that place is your mouth and not a cup!

Consequences of Not Using Implants

One of the most serious consequences of not using an implant can be facial collapse and premature aging due to bone loss.

Failing to replace the missing teeth may also lead to speech disturbances.

If the teeth are not replaced with a dental implant, other teeth can also become week and fragile and move out of position.

The psychological effects of tooth loss can be very complex and can even lead to low self-esteem.

According to a report by American Academy of Implant Industry, the success rate of implants is reported to be about 98%. So, instead of putting your oral health at risk, opt for implants now.

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