What are you thankful for this year? If you’re like most people, the thing that you’re most thankful for in 2020 is that the year is almost over! However, if you’re the kind of person to always count their blessings, even amidst a pandemic, you might say you’re grateful for your friends, family, and good health. Speaking of which, if you’ve restored your smile with dental implants, then you certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Continue reading to learn four reasons why you should be grateful for dental implants in Greeley.
Maintain a Youthful Appearance
Your ability to chew is what keeps your jawbone strong. When even one tooth goes missing, the bone is no longer stimulated by the tooth’s root when you chew. Over time, your jawbone weakens. Eventually, it may no longer be able to adequately support your facial muscles, resulting in premature drooping and wrinkling. Because dental implants stimulate your jawbone exactly like natural tooth roots do, your jawbone stays strong and you stay looking young.
Keep Smiling for Decades to Come
Traditional tooth replacements (like bridges and dentures) require adjustment or replacement every decade or so. By contrast, dental implant posts can last a lifetime with the right aftercare. Plus, maintaining them is simple – just brush, floss, and see your dentist for checkups and cleanings on a regular basis.
Enjoy All of Your Favorite Foods
Unlike traditional dentures that can slip out of place if you eat anything too coarse, implant-retained teeth stay firmly in place while chewing. They are embedded in your jawbone just like natural teeth, granting you the freedom to eat all of your favorite crunchy foods with ease.
Restore Your Confidence
Dental implants do so much more than improving your oral health and letting you enjoy your favorite meals. Your restoration is custom-made to resemble your natural smile. As a result, they boost your confidence by leaps and bounds. Whether you’re an essential worker or you hold all of your work meetings via video calls, dental implants allow you to feel good about your smile, which translates to an increase in professional success.
While you may be more than ready to give 2020 a socially distanced wave goodbye, don’t let the year end without spending some time thinking about the things you’re grateful for. If you’ve improved your smile with dental implants, that should be near the top of the list!
About the Author
Dr. Mark R. Smith is a dentist in Greeley, CO who earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1988. Unlike many general dentists, he doesn’t have to refer patients to an oral surgeon for dental implant placement because he has undergone advanced training to be able to place them himself. To learn more about the gift of replacing lost teeth with dental implants, contact Greeley Complete Dentistry at (970) 356-7474.