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OTTAWA, ON, August 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Improved Self-Image
For many people, having a missing tooth can be a source of embarrassment. It can seem like people are focused on your missing tooth, and not on what you are saying. Over time, your confidence may be shaken. Once the dental implant is in place, it is likely no one will ever realize it is not your own tooth. Dental implants can help you look your best and help you regain your confidence.
One of the most commonly noted advantages of dental implants is that they look like natural teeth. The crown is sculpted by your dentist to look just like a natural tooth, and can even correct for crooked or irregular natural teeth. Even up close, it may be difficult to tell the difference between the implant and the surrounding teeth.
Ease of Care
Dental implants also function just like real teeth. Normal brushing and flossing is the best way to care for your dental implants. Because the implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, you can floss around it just like your natural teeth. Unlike dentures or removable bridges, implants won't shift in your mouth, and they provide the same chewing force as a natural tooth. Dental implants are also extremely practical, since they don't require any special care like dentures.
One more benefit of dental implants is that they are permanent. There is a chance that you will need to replace the crown attached to your implant due to wear or injury, but the implant itself will remain anchored to your jaw bone. Compared to the cost of dentures that need to be periodically replaced, dental implants can be very cost effective.
Better Overall Health
Dental implants can improve your overall health in several ways. Dental implants will not rub against your gums and cause sores the way dentures can. They help keep your jaw healthy, preventing the bone loss that commonly results from missing teeth. They can also help prevent further tooth loss by supporting the adjacent teeth. Dental implants work just like your natural teeth to help you chew, so you won't have to give up the nutritious foods that can be hard to consume with dentures.
If you live in the Kenata, Stittsville, or Ottawa areas, please visit the website of Dentistry @ Main to learn more about the advantages of dental implants.
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