Your smile. It’s more than just a bodily response to happiness or amusement. It’s the expression of your inner spirit, a means of connection with others, and a representation of your health, vitality, and self-esteem.
When we have missing or failing teeth, our smiles falter. We conceal the flaws with a hand over our mouth, or we restrain our smiles with closed lips. In doing so, we’re restricting our self-expression and limiting our relationships with those around us.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dental implants can give you back both your smile and your freedom.
Do you have failing or missing teeth? Take a look below at the top 5 benefits of restoring your smile with dental implants.
#1. Improve Your Attractiveness
If you go by what you see in magazines and on television, you may assume your hair color, your car, and your body type determine how attractive others find you. But studies have shown that, by far, the most attractive features a person can have fall under the category of self-care, such as good grooming, nice fitting clothing, posture, and a healthy weight. A great, intact smile says, “I take care of myself,” even when some or all of those teeth are dental implants.
#2. Boost Your Self-Confidence
When your teeth are less-than-attractive, or when your dentures have a tendency to slip, you spend energy hiding your mouth. This projects an air of insecurity, even if you’ve had great successes in life. When you restore your smile with dental implants, you don’t just give the impression of confidence, you get to actually feel and experience that it every time you smile without hiding.
#3. Enhance your quality of life
Confident people take opportunities when they arise. They speak with certainty. They seek out small victories, which leads to larger victories. Confident people attract others and sail through job interviews. Dental implants can give you the freedom to smile confidently, which can truly enhance the quality of your life. And not only that, with dental implants, you also get to eat what you want, including those crunchy, sticky snacks you can’t wear with dentures. We’d venture to suggest that eating what you want dramatically improves your quality of life as well.
#4. Maintain natural tooth function
Dental implants are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. They fit, feel, and function like your natural teeth. No need to use denture adhesives or anything else that may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking, and other activities of everyday life. To maintain your dental implants, you just brush, floss, and visit the dentist. Simple as that.
#5. Eliminate health risks
Leaving unhealthy teeth in your mouth puts you at risk for gum disease, which, left unchecked, puts you at risk of serious health conditions, such as heart attacks and stroke. But merely extracting those unhealthy teeth leaves you at risk for bone loss, leading to the loss of even more teeth. It also potentially causes poor nutrition and diminished health, by limiting the foods you can eat. By addressing the concerns of failing and missing teeth, dental implants support both your oral and general health.
Talk to us about dental implants
At Soft Touch Dental in San Diego, we can help you reap the benefits of a smile restored with dental implants. Give us a call to schedule an appointment or a consultation today.