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How Can Dental Implants Help Me Live Longer?

October 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dereksongdmd @ 7:16 pm
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If you’re familiar with dental implants, you’ve probably heard about how they can improve your smile. While that’s true, the bigger news might be that they can improve your life expectancy!

Tooth loss can lead to a lot of health issues, so it’s important to decide on some form of replacement sooner rather than later. Keep reading to learn how dental implants in Burlington can make a significant difference for you to live longer while looking good doing it.

Boost Your Self-Esteem

If you’ve been a denture wearer, you know that the potential for them to slip out of place at times can make you feel insecure. And the same certainly goes for dealing with missing teeth.

If you get down on yourself, it could lead to unhealthy behaviors like avoiding interactions with the people important to you or skipping those exercise sessions you used to be consistent about doing. Dental implants recreate the appearance of your natural teeth, so they can make you feel a lot better when you see that person looking back at you in the mirror.

Make More Nutritious Food Items Available to You

Denture wearers are all too familiar with the extensive list of foods that they are told to avoid. Unfortunately, many of those items are nutritious and so it’s detrimental for them to be off-limits. Nutrient-packed, raw vegetables like carrots are a great example of a food that is risky to chew with dentures but reduces the risk of various health problems.

Denture wears may end up leaning toward a diet with more soft, processed foods that aren’t the healthiest choices in the world. On the other hand, you don’t have to limit your diet with dental implants. You’ll have chewing power to chomp on carrots and other good dietary decisions with the greatest of ease.

Lower Your Chances of Dealing with Gum Disease

Flossing when you have a dental bridge is no picnic and dentures require you to learn an entirely new cleaning routine. Both options provide an avenue for bacteria to thrive, so your cleaning habits must be impeccable to avoid developing gum disease, which brings a host of potential issues with it including tooth loss.

Gum disease is treatable if caught early on, but if it’s not addressed, then potentially fatal conditions like type-two diabetes, heart attack, and stroke become very real threats. Fortunately, the risk of gum disease is not as high with dental implants since the cleaning regimen is easier. Just brush and floss as you would with real teeth to keep bacteria at bay.

Dental implants are a significant investment for tooth replacement, but a worthwhile one that benefits you in multiple ways. Who doesn’t want to live longer, have a greater grin, and feel better about themselves along the way? If that sounds good to you, schedule a consultation with your dentist in Burlington to get started today!

About the Author

Dr. Derek Song earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University and he is a member of the American Dental Association. He believes in providing ethical, top-quality care in a comfortable setting. If you are considering dental implants, Dr. Song performs the entire implant procedure under one roof, he can replace any number of teeth with implants that can last 30 years or more, and his practice has advanced technology to guarantee an efficient and comfortable experience. To schedule a consultation, visit his website or call (781) 272-5890.

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