Why Dental Implants?

Why Dental Implants With Lincoln Dental Care?

Most people may see a missing tooth is a minor inconvenience. You may fix that inconvenience by adjusting your smile or hiding the empty space, but most people do not know that tooth loss can create a domino effect of additional oral health issues. Among other problems, tooth loss can increase plaque production, weaken bite strength, increase your risk of oral infection, accelerate jawbone deterioration, change face shape and cause premature wrinkles. Missing teeth and poor oral health have also been linked to trouble eating, anxiety, depression, heart disease, endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, premature birth and low birth weight, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and other medical conditions.  Clearly most of us have no idea that poor oral health has such a major impact on your overall health. However, there is a simple solution! Replacing that missing tooth with a dental implant can effectively fill that space and help get you back on track to optimal heath!

Tooth Loss And Oral Health

A missing tooth can create spaces between your teeth that trap food and make it easy for plaque to build up. When these unwelcome particles start to build up, harmful bacteria reproduce and your mouth starts to produce acid that eats tooth enamel. Tooth decay, gum disease and further tooth loss can be the ultimate outcomes.

Normal use of jaw muscles helps create small tears that constantly regenerate themselves like your biceps when you work them at the gym. This process keeps your jaw healthy and strong. When you are missing teeth, this process is inhibited and the jaw muscles weaken over time. If left untreated, this small problem can morph into a larger one causing facial deformation and wrinkling of the skin around the mouth.

Dental Problems And Overall Health

When your teeth are not at their best, your self-confidence can take a hit.  But self-confidence isn’t the only problem that can result from tooth loss.  According to studies by the American Association for Dental Research, people who are missing teeth have a 40% greater chance of suffering from depression and anxiety.

Other heath problems commonly experienced are: gum disease, oral infections, trouble eating, and damage to surrounding teeth.  But if you thought that was all, think again!  The same studies also link poor oral hygiene to; heart disease, endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, premature birth and low birth weight, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and other general health problems.

Don’t let inaction cost you your health and vitality.  When compared the long term cost of missing teeth, dental implants are the right solution to your oral issues!

Let Us Help You Get Your Smile Back

Dental implants are a functional way to return your mouth and overall health to their optimal state of wellness. The friendly staff at Lincoln Dental Care are experts at helping patient’s repair their smiles. Call us today to see how we can fix those unattractive gaps in your smile with dental implants. We have many financing options to work with your needs and budget. Come see us today to get a flawless smile with dental implants!

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