Anyone who suffers tooth loss, whether it’s just one tooth or several, knows too well how impactful it can be on your life. The profoundly negative feelings that come with tooth loss can affect you on many levels, emotionally, physically, and psychologically.
You might experience embarrassment, disappointment, shame, and even anger all because of your smile. Along with that is the effect missing teeth can have on your ability to enjoy your favorite foods and your nutrition overall.
But there is a solution, one that comes in a small package but can solve big dental problems like a toothless smile. We’re talking about mini dental implants, and your Cave Creek, AZ dentist can help you figure out if they’re the right solution for you.
Today’s blog, courtesy of our team at Beckham Dental, is all about what mini dental implants can do not only for your smile, but for your life.
How Do You Feel About The Gaps In Your Smile?
When you’re missing a tooth, it leaves an obvious gap in your smile. It doesn’t matter that it’s a small gap. It has a big impact. It’s even worse when you’re missing two or more teeth.
If you’re missing one or several teeth, no matter how diligent you were with your oral hygiene routine, it makes you feel insecure about showing your smile. You might worry that people are judging you, assuming that you don’t care about yourself or don’t take care of yourself.
So what’s the solution?
Maybe you try to live with it, but all that will do is leave you vulnerable to even more dental problems. Your remaining teeth will begin to shift, loosen, and could possibly fall out, making you even more self-conscious. Your bite will change, and you’ll have a harder time eating, as well
Or maybe you could try dentures or dental restorations, but this just opens you up to the possibility of jawbone deterioration. This is because those don’t get to your tooth root. They only rest on the gumline and fail to adequately engage your jawbone, which will eventually weaken it significantly.
But mini dental implants are a longer lasting, more durable solution. These implants are like an artificial root that eventually attaches to your tooth root, promote healthy new bone growth, and lock your tooth replacement in place.
Mini dental implants can keep your restorations in place, oftentimes for the rest of your life, and they can fit where traditional implants sometimes can’t. So it gives you even more options for restoring the function and appearance of your smile.
Are You Confident About Showing Your Teeth?
How do you feel about showing your teeth when you’re around other people? You probably try to cover your mouth when you laugh or smile. And thanks to the prevalence of social media and selfies sweeping our culture, you probably cringe every time sometime tells you to squeeze in with your friends to get a group shot for Instagram.
You probably also know all too well about how uncomfortable it feels having to worry about your poorly-fitted dentures slipping around while you speak to people or when you’re eating around others at a social function.
Once again, mini dental implants provide a solution. They’re locked securely in place so that your tooth replacements don’t move around and cause those kinds of embarrassing moments you’ve been dealing with for so long. Mini dental implants provide the kind of stability you need in order to enjoy yourself fully around friends, family, and new acquaintances.
Do You Miss Eating Some Of Your Favorite Foods?
With mini implants, you don’t have to pass up anything next time you’re in the buffet line at a summer cookout. You can eat things like corn on the cob, crunchy grilled vegetables, and thick cuts of steak or barbecue ribs. Your dental crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures are secure and safe from shifting around while you eat.
You Have Options At Beckham Dental!
So now that you know about the ways mini dental implants can turn your life around, you have a decision to make. Do you want to keep dealing with the embarrassment, worry, shame, and frustration about your missing teeth? Or are you ready to explore a small solution to your big dental problems?
Give Beckham Dental a call today to find out if mini dental implants are right for you. You can reach our Cave Creek dental office at 602-842-6188 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.