How Dental Implants Benefit Your Oral Health
You've probably heard that Dr. Kyle Shank of Shank Center for Dentistry in Perry Township, IN recommends dental implants for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. This is because they closely mimic your natural tooth by providing the same aesthetics and function. However, did you know that dental implants also protect your oral health?
Preventing Bone Loss
When you lose a tooth, you also lose a root. Your tooth root actually kept your jawbone stimulated and promoted regrowth of your bone. Without a root to support, your bone begins to weaken and dissolve. Even though it doesn't seem like a big deal, bone loss can change the appearance of your face and eliminate support for neighboring teeth, which could result in more tooth loss.
The titanium post of your dental implant acts as your new tooth root and fuses with your bone, which keeps it healthy.
Without a tooth replacement, your surrounding teeth will begin to drift. This will lead to bite misalignment, which could cause complications and discomfort with your jaw joint. Misaligned teeth could require orthodontic treatment down the road to straighten your teeth, alleviate your jaw pain, and restore your dental health.
Confidence is Priceless
Dental implants restore your oral health, but they also give you back the confidence to smile with ease again. The peace of mind you get from knowing that you have a stable tooth that essentially becomes a part of your dental anatomy is priceless!
Contact Our Office in Perry Township, IN
If you have a tooth that is failing or missing, don't wait to learn more about how dental implants can benefit you. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kyle Shank, your implant dentist in Perry Township, to determine if a dental implant may be the right solution for you. Contact Shank Dentistry today to schedule your appointment.