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Dental implants help Aurora, Ontario patients look great
A dental implant is a long-term solution for a missing tooth. It is fixed securely in place, so it restores chewing function and allows you to eat a well-rounded, nutritious diet. In addition to the oral health and whole body wellness benefits, there are some terrific aesthetic reasons to consider a dental implant. Let’s take a look at some of the ways Dr. Harry Weingarten keeps smiles looking great with dental implants, for patients in the Aurora, Ontario area.
It may not be fair or accurate, but humans instinctively make assumptions about others based on their smiles. A missing tooth (or several) may be viewed as a sign of negligent personal hygiene, poor health, or low income. Once a dental implant is placed, it becomes a solid base for a lustrous porcelain crown. The implanted tooth looks absolutely natural. You may even forget which tooth is the implant. You are less likely to lisp or accidentally let spittle fly with a complete set of teeth, too.
If you don’t have a missing tooth replaced, the others gradually shift out of position. Since the human eye naturally values symmetry, those crooked teeth are not as attractive as a straight, even smile. Misaligned teeth are apt to show unusual wear. Gaps and overlaps can trap plaque and food debris, leading to cavities and gum disease, which further detract from the appeal of your smile.
A more youthful face
Roots play the vital role of holding teeth in place, and they also have another important function. Each time you bite down or chew, tooth roots send stimulus to your brain and body. They say, “we are busy grinding food into digestible bits, so please send minerals to keep the bone that anchors us strong and dense.” With even a single missing tooth, that messaging system starts to break down, and the body begins to resorb jawbone tissue. Eventually, the mouth recedes, and the face develops a caved-in appearance. A dental implant resides in the jaw (rather than sitting on top of the gums like a dental bridge or partial denture), helping to keep bone strong for a fuller, more youthful facial appearance.
Would you like to learn more about the advantages of dental implants? Call Dr. Harry Weingarten & Associates in Aurora, Ontario.