Dental implants are really a miracle of modern dentistry. The ability to replace a lost tooth with a new tooth that looks and functions like your natural tooth is truly amazing, and the impact it can have on a person’s life should not be underestimated. If you are currently considering dental implants, it’s important for you to have a good sense of the benefits of the treatment.

Better Chewing

Whether you currently have no tooth, a damaged tooth, or dentures, you likely experience problems with chewing. If you just have a gap or if you tend to eat with your partial denture out, it can be hard to break down your food adequately. It takes more time and more conscious effort to break down your food enough.

The denture may help break down your food, if you feel comfortable keeping it in while you eat.

Less Pain

Chewing when you have a gap in your teeth can be painful, especially if you are eating hard, crunchy foods. A partial denture can also cause pain because it puts the force of chewing directly onto your gums, and many are not designed to adequately distribute forces.

Perhaps the most painful situation for eating, though, is if you have a damaged tooth that really should be replaced. If the tooth is highly sensitive or tends to get food in it, you likely try to avoid chewing with it, but this can be difficult, and despite your best efforts you probably get a few zingers now and then.

More Attractive Smile

And of course your dental implant will give you a more attractive smile. By filling a gap in your smile or replacing a badly damaged tooth with an attractive, healthy-looking tooth, you will find yourself much happier with your smile, and more eager to share it. This will make it easier for you to enjoy social situations and give you greater confidence in interpersonal encounters from job interviews to dates.

If you are tired of living with a gap in your smile, please call (949) 551-5902 for an appointment with an Orange County implant dentist at Rice Dentistry in Orange County.