When you’re looking at the most obvious, immediate, and direct result of choosing dental implants, you know that you’re going to be saying goodbye your incomplete smile, as you usher in a new era for yourself: A complete grin! With that said, our Santa Rosa, CA team reminds you that in addition to freeing yourself from many of the frustrations that come with tooth loss, there’s a long list of oral health problems you’ll get to sidestep, too! If you’re not already familiar with them, why not compile an even greater collection of benefits you can look forward to, once you receive your implants and restorations? Here we go!
When one tooth goes missing or multiple teeth are lost but you still have remaining teeth standing your smile, things will shift. The position of your natural remaining teeth is not set in stone but instead, is something that can change over time. Think of it as the teeth that are still present attempting to move in order to fill up the entirety of the available space in your smile, as though to fill those open gaps. The result is misalignment, which will likely become visible as spaced teeth that previously may have stood side-by-side. Fortunately, though, when you place dental implants and restorations, your smile stays as it is!
Avoiding TMJ Disorder
There are a couple problems associated with tooth loss that will end up promoting the development of temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ disorder/TMD). First, remember that any opening in your smile disrupts the usual balance of your bite, which is how your top and bottom teeth fit together. When this happens, you begin trying to compensate by making a different series of motions with your jaw than usual. In some instances, this may strain your TMJs, which promotes TMD. In addition, if misalignment occurs due to tooth loss, the same problem may occur. We remind you that replacing teeth with dental implants, of course, allows you to avoid this functional concern.
Stopping The Loss Of Jaw Tissue
You may be familiar with this concept already because it is one of the most prized benefits of choosing dental implants. Selecting implants lets your bone stimulation continue (roots press into jaw tissue, which helps keep tissue full and healthy). The result? You don’t lose jaw tissue or volume due to tooth loss because you have chosen to replace roots with implants. How about that?
Protect Your Smile When You Replace Teeth With Implants
Remember that when you replace your missing teeth with dental implants, not only do you enjoy a stable and lasting replacement for your smile but you also promote long-lasting oral health. Come in soon! Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.