Do you have a missing tooth that you've just been ignoring? Many people make the mistake of thinking they're too good for dental implants – they'll just go on living without that tooth because, after all, they have a whole mouth full of other ones. Unfortunately, this is a decision that people tend to regret several years down the road. Before you say "no" to an implant, make sure you carefully consider these benefits:
An implant will keep your other teeth from shifting.
If you just leave the gap in your mouth alone, your other teeth will slowly shift into the gap. This can lead to dental misalignments that put more pressure on your teeth, leaving them prone to cracks and chips. Of course, your shifted teeth won't be as straight and beautiful, either. Once your teeth have shifted
A single implant now may keep you from needing multiple implants or dentures later.
There's a chance that as your teeth shift into the empty space, they will become so weak that you lose them. This is especially likely if the teeth near the gap are already filled or have already been capped. If you lose them, too, you'll need several implants or to wear dentures. Isn't it easier to just get one implant now, when you're only missing one tooth?
You'll have an easier time eating with an implant.
Are you tired of avoiding crunchy foods because they're harder
Having dental implants inserted in your jaw is a surgical procedure, so it's normal to be a little apprehensive. Don't let your