Dental Implants can change the way you look and feel affecting every part of your daily life. Dental Implants not only help your self-confidence but can also affect your health.
The American Dental Association explains that back in 1965 Americans lived until about the age of 65. Fast forward to 2015 and the average life expectancy has leaped to the 76.4 for men, and 81.2 years for men.
Dr. Jack Ringer explains that nearly 26 percent of Americans who are over the age of 65 have lost their teeth. Lost teeth result in lost social pleasures and low self esteem.
If you have missing teeth, especially your front teeth, you understand how difficult it is to engage socially. Most people who have tooth loss have learned how to laugh and smile with a closed mouth, with a majority of those folks skipping outings all together.
Tooth loss can completely change the way you look as the minute you lose a tooth, your bone will begin to deteriorate. Even one lost tooth can alter the way your teeth fit together. Lost teeth can also affect your bite.
One of the most common overlooked dental problems is occlusion. Occlusion is the relationship between your lower and upper teeth when you chew or bite. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, your bite can change as your remaining teeth will attempt to shift to fill the space left by the tooth.
The bones in your body are quite similar to your muscles. When you exercise your muscles grow. When you exercise, your bones are stimulated making you stronger. A broken arm is the perfect example as once you take the cast off you will see how small your arm has become because it hasn’t been exercised. Because the muscles have atrophied and haven’t been used, your bone has gotten smaller. The same can be said about your jawbone. Your jawbone gets stimulation from a natural tooth or dental implants. The connection between the tooth and your bone is imperative when it comes to a healthy mouth.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth and would like more information about dental implants, call and schedule a no obligation dental implant consultation with Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics today.