We all cherish our smile. Afterall, studies show it’s likely to be the first thing people notice about you. So, why live with uncomfortable gaps in your smile that can damage your smile’s appearance? Studies show that by age 50, Americans have lost an average of 12 teeth. We’ve outlined the benefits dental implants can have to your smile so that you can continue to put your best smile forward.

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Stronger Jawbone

Dental implants are made with a type of titanium that actually fuses with your jawbone. This titanium, the same used in NASA shuttles and space ships, has properties that stimulate bone growth in your jaw, making it stronger and healthier. This benefit is not shared by other tooth replacement methods, like dentures.

Improved Appearance

Dental implants have many benefits to your appearance. Visibly, it fills the gaps left by missing teeth, but it also prevents surrounding teeth from caving due to open space, which affects your smile visually. A dental implant will prevent this from happening, leaving your smile radiant. This has a positive effect on self esteem, as well as comfort.

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Better Oral Health

Dental implants are not able to get cavities, which eliminates the possibility of having to re-pull the implant. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, like bridges, dental implants to not cause harm to surrounding teeth. Because dental implants are meant to fit perfectly in place of the missing tooth, there is no need for reduction to surrounding teeth, leaving them stronger, healthier and easy to clean, unlike other tooth replacement methods.

Having discomfort with your smile can hinder anyone’s happiness and self-esteem. We want everyone to be comfortable with their smile. If you have gaps in your smile that you wish to fix, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Houston, Texas to set up an appointment with our experienced dentists.