The American Academy of Implant Dentistry sponsors the annual celebration of Dental Implant Awareness in September. According to AAID President, Bernee Dunson, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, “Many people know that implants bring back beautiful smiles, but the life-changing benefits go beyond esthetics. It’s important for people to understand that they help restore overall health.” Thus, this year’s theme of “Healthy Mouth, Health You!” But what does it really mean?
Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health. A lost tooth equals lost chewing ability and can impact your capacity to eat foods. Changing your diet to soft foods or eliminating certain foods groups can impact your healthy balance in diet. This could quickly create adverse effects to your overall health.
In addition, replacing missing teeth is important to your oral health. Missing teeth, for a long period, can cause subsequent issues for the remaining teeth that may not be noticeable right away. First, the missing tooth can cause other teeth to shift—creating crowding or tipping. In addition, when eating the remaining teeth take on the additional stress caused by chewing, escalating wear, and increasing potential for additional tooth loss.
Lastly, the health benefits of choosing dental implants to restore your smile are hard to dispute. Dental implants protect facial bone and do not compromise healthy teeth. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that helps stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. It is found that patients that get dental implants quickly after losing a tooth generally experience less bone loss at the site.
Whether it is maximizing the health benefits of dental implants, or regaining the confidence offered from the cosmetic improvements, dental implants are no doubt the option to improve your overall quality of life. Proceed with dental implants with confidence by working with a skilled dental implant specialist at Dental Solutions of Binghamton. Dr. Ronald Sambursky, and his colleague Dr. Fritz Zietsman, are both prosthodontists. As the most highly trained restorative dentists in the country, prosthodontists attain years of additional education beyond that required of a general dentist. Call Dr. Sambursky and the Dental Solutions of Binghamton team today, 607.798.0789, to schedule your consultation. If dental implants bring real personal meaning to “Healthy Mouth, Healthy You!”, wouldn’t it be worth the conversation?