Getting Past Your Dental Fears And Learning About Technology

Several years ago I decided to take a trip to the dentist after skipping multiple appointments for over 15 years. I truly had a dental anxiety and had a hard time getting over my fears. Thankfully, my dental visit went smoothly with only four cavities identified. What I did find from this dental visit was that there was a great deal of new information and technology that I had been missing out on. Laser-based technology and digital imaging are just a few examples. With this blog, I want you to understand that you can get over your fears and learn about this new technology like I did, so enjoy the information.

2 Benefits To Using Dental Implants

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If you are going to get your teeth extracted, for whatever reason, you are going to want to know what your options are when it comes to tooth replacement. You don't want to be left with gaps in your smile or no teeth at all. One of the things that your dentist may suggest is that you go with dental implants. There are several benefits to going with dental implants as a replacement option. 

Bone Retention

One benefit to using dental implants is that you are more likely to keep the bone in your jaw. The bones in your jaw depend on the vibrations and pressure that happen when you chew to help stay strong. Those things put just a little bit of stress on the bone, which keeps it nice and strong. When you lose teeth, those things go away, so the bone in your jaws starts to be resorbed by your body and you lose some bone. Losing that bone will also change the shape of your face somewhat. But since the posts of the implants are inserted into the sockets of your teeth where the roots used to be, they act like the roots of your teeth and help to keep your jaw strong in the same way. 


Another benefit to using dental implants is the way that they look. Since the post is inserted into your old socket and a tooth replacement is put right over the post, no one will know that you don't have your natural tooth is missing. Because the tooth is artificial, your dentist will be able to dye and shape it so that it looks just like your tooth, so it won't even stand out that way. It doesn't matter if you are using the dental implants to anchor one tooth, several teeth, or a full denture, they are still going to look like your own natural teeth, complete to color. That aesthetic can make you feel more confident about yourself, especially if you have been missing teeth for a while. 

If you need to have some of your teeth removed for whatever reason, your dentist can present you with a lot of options. One of the options your dentist may give you is to go with dental implants when you are ready to replace your missing teeth. There are a lot of benefits to going with this as your choice. 


22 December 2020