Although we have seen an increased awareness in recent years of the importance of proper dental care, countless Houstonians still experience tooth loss. This can be attributed mostly to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury. In the past, the only treatment options available to patients sufferring from tooth loss were dental bridges and dentures. Thankfully, Epic Smiles of Conroe now offers a more effective option with dental implants.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from a titanium post. At Epic Smiles, our Conroe dentists surgically place the titanium post below the gum line, laying a strong and stable foundation on which to place an artificial tooth. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of dental implants:
Dental Implants Increase Self-Esteem
Let’s face it, having a missing tooth is embarrassing. A smile that is missing a tooth is both unsightly and hard for anyone to not notice. This is why people with a missing tooth are often reluctant to smile. Constantly feeling self-conscious about one’s teeth can often lead to self-esteem issues. Thankfully, our Conroe dental office can easily resolve this issue by using dental implants to fill the gaps caused by missing teeth. In addition, the look, feel, and function of dental implants are exactly as those of healthy, natural teeth.
Dental Implants Improve Digestion
The first step in digesting food begins with chewing. Therefore, being able to properly chew food is imperative to healthy digestion. Missing teeth can impair this first step by hindering food from being broken down properly. As a result, essential starches and nutrients are not fully optimized. In addition, improper chewing can also make swallowing difficult, thus negatively affecting the entire digestive system.
Having a missing tooth is not only embarrassing, but also detrimental to digestion. However, dental implants give you a smile you can be proud of, while enabling proper chewing and digestion. Serving Conroe and the Woodlands, our Houston dentists are ready to get you on your way to better overall health. Contact us today to set up a dental implants consulation.