Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you when you meet. A nice smile helps you connect with others, and even releases hormones to elevate your mood.
However, when your smile is not one that you feel confident about, you likely won’t feel like smiling, and instead, you may unconsciously avoid it or even cover your mouth when you do. Constantly feeling self-conscious about your smile can really impact your life, making those who don’t know you think you’re being unfriendly or stuck up when in reality, you just don’t feel good about your smile.
The simple truth is, a nice smile is really important and can have an impact on many aspects of your life — including your health. When your smile isn’t what you want it to be, it’s easy to just avoid smiling altogether, even when you actually feel like it.
Our Exceptional Dentistry team doesn’t ever want you to feel that way! We believe that every smile has the potential to look flattering, and we want to help you feel proud of your smile, as something you want to show off all the time, just like that new necklace your husband bought you or the new haircut you got at the beauty salon.
The Best Tooth Replacement Option: Dental Implants
One of the things that can negatively impact your smile is missing teeth. Fortunately, our exceptional dental team offers a variety of treatments that can help you feel good about your smile again.
One of the best ways we accomplish this is by using dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are one of the most popular options for replacing missing teeth, and that’s because they look, feel, and function like just your natural teeth.
Dental Implants Flawlessly Integrate Into Your Smile
Their custom design perfectly matches the existing teeth in your mouth so they don’t stand out as looking unnatural in any way. In fact, dental implants are so effective at matching natural teeth that the only person who can tell that they’re not real is your dentist! And that’s exactly what you want.
Additionally, what’s great about dental implants integrating flawlessly, is that you can choose to also improve the rest of your smile with dental veneers and/or professional teeth whitening. So, whether you are changing the shape, size, or color of your teeth, your dental implants will perfectly blend in!
Dental Implants Help Maintain Your Youthful Appearance
Aside from looking natural, dental implants help keep the rest of your teeth in their rightful place — keeping the straight, aligned smile you want.
In fact, when you lose natural teeth, the surrounding teeth often shift into a different placement, altering your facial profile when there is no more chewing stimulation because of the missing tooth. Without your teeth chewing normally, your jawbone density diminishes, eventually making your face look sunken and older.
If you’ve been missing teeth for a while and you get implants, you’re likely to see an improvement in your facial volume. One of the greatest benefits of having dental implants is being able to maintain your bone density so your face looks healthy and your appearance more youthful.
Dental Implants Allow You To Eat Healthily
It’s not just your self-confidence that benefits from having all your teeth in place, it also affects your oral health and your overall wellness too.
Because dental implants are embedded into the jawbone (the titanium post behaves like an artificial root), your implants are strong just like a natural tooth. This allows you to eat healthy foods like crunchy fruits, vegetables and tougher cuts of meat. Being able to eat these nutritious foods keeps your body healthier and strong.
Not to mention, being able to properly chew your foods aids in your digestive process.
The benefits of having dental implants don’t stop at just giving you your beautiful smile back. Maintaining the teeth in your smile is beneficial for your overall health.
Dental Implants Help Boost Your Mental Health
When you feel good and you feel good about your teeth, you will want to smile as often as you can! We already briefly mentioned this, but just the act of smiling alone, whether by choice or the natural response of joy, boosts overall health and wellness.
Studies show that smiling can have both short and long-term benefits, by relieving stress, strengthening your immune system, and can even lessen your blood pressure! Other studies have shed light on how the act of smiling can elevate your mood and the mood of those around you.
When you smile this triggers the release of neural communication boosting neuropeptides as well as mood-boosting neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. So, smiling can act like a contagious natural anti-depressant.
Dental Implant Benefits for Oral Health
Dr. Powell replaces any missing teeth to help with the following:
- Stop gum disease from taking over your smile
- Stop nearby teeth from decaying
- Keep your healthy facial structure
- Keep neighboring teeth from shifting out of their spots
- Stop jaw bone loss
- Help you speak and chew normally
At the end of the day, our team here at Exceptional Dentistry wants to help you look and feel like the best version of yourself. And we have a variety of dental treatments to help you look and feel your best.
Dental implants are a great way to transform your smile and self-confidence when you have missing teeth. To find out if dental implants are the best option for you, we welcome you to give us a call today at 661.349.7725 or you can simply schedule an evaluation online. You might be the perfect candidate for dental implants, so it’s time for you to stop hiding your smile.