Do any of these statements describe you?
- Tooth loss
- Failing teeth
- Bad dentures
- Teeth cracked, decayed, or broken to the point of replacement
- Old restorations that are broken or failing
If so, there is hope for your smile with dental implants. August is known as Dental Implant Month. In honor of this, our Garland, TX implant dentists invite you to a consultation at our office to discuss the benefits of dental implants. Dr. Kerbel, Dr. Callier, and periodontist Dr. Margolin will work together to give you strong tooth replacements that look and work like real teeth.
All is not lost. Call Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS at 972-360-9944 today.
1. Eat What You Want
This is one of the best gifts we can give to our patients. If you’ve never had dental problems, you’ve surely taken this for granted. If you have, or if you’re missing teeth, you know that eating can feel more like a chore. We don’t want you to have to think about eating when you sit down for a meal. We just want you to enjoy it and the company of those gathered around your table!
Because implants are placed firmly in your jawbone, they stabilize replacement teeth – bridges, crowns, or dentures – so much that eating will be a normal part of life again.
If you don’t love your soft-food diet and wish you could sink your teeth into corn on the cob, it is actually possible. You can even eat popcorn with your kids or grandkids at the movies. You can enjoy your holiday meals and social events without picking and choosing what you think your teeth can handle.
2. Restore Your Oral Health
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that can slow or even prevent bone loss. You see, when you lose a tooth, the bone underneath it no longer has pressure applied to it from chewing. That pressure is what stimulates the bone to grow and stay strong. Without the tooth, there’s no pressure to keep the bone intact, so it starts to disappear. Widespread bone loss that’s left untreated for too long can lead to even more missing teeth and can make it difficult to get dental implants.
An implant takes the place of your tooth and its root, so it restores that pressure that gets transmitted to the bone. This isn’t the case with bridges or dentures, which aren’t implanted in your jawbone but simply sit on top of your gums.
Furthermore, implants can’t get cavities! If you take care of them, they can last a lifetime.
3. Look Younger & More Successful
Our patients love how their implants completely change their look. That’s especially true for patients who had no teeth before or several missing teeth. People without teeth can develop a sunken-in look, wrinkles around their mouth, and a chin that’s drawn upward.
We mentioned that implants help preserve your bone. Well, that bone structure, along with having a full mouth of teeth, keep your facial features looking full and normal.
Studies show that people with all their teeth – and with good teeth – are perceived as more successful too.
4. Never Worry About Your Teeth Coming Loose
Since implants become part of your jawbone, they should stay put. That also means the teeth attached to them will stay put because of that sturdy foundation. This is a relief for people who’ve lived with dentures, particularly bad-fitting dentures. It’s actually a life-changer for some, because they’ve had to worry through every meal or conversation, wondering if their teeth would decide that now is the time to come out.
Since they stay in your mouth, dental implants require no adhesives. They’ll simply stay where they’re supposed to be.
5. Regain Confidence in Yourself
When you’re proud of your smile, you’re proud of yourself. You can hold your head higher. You can smile whenever you want, so people won’t think your closed mouth means you disapprove or are unfriendly. You can socialize with more confidence. You can go for that new job without worrying you’ll have to hide your hand behind your smile, mumble your way through conversations, or worry what people will think of your missing or damaged teeth.
New teeth present new opportunities in life. Imagine what you could do with a brand-new smile!