A person’s smile is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time. It may sound shallow, but it’s human nature to notice abnormalities such as crooked teeth, gaps, overbites, and other dental issues. If you know that is what you are noticing when meeting someone, imagine they are doing the same thing to you. If you have some things about your smile you don’t like or have serious dental issues, you might feel more insecure about yourself due to your smile. Fortunately, San Antonio residents like you have a solution to these often emotionally crippling problems.
Dental implants from Stone Ridge Dental are a practical and long lasting procedure that can correct many of your severe dental issues permanently— usually in a single visit. Surprisingly, while many people visit their dentist and are familiar with dentures, bridges, fillings and other common procedures, not many are familiar with dental implants and how they can change your life.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic device made of titanium that is anchored into the jawbone and then capped with an artificial crown that functions and looks just like a real tooth. Not only is titanium strong and lightweight, but it is biocompatible, which means your body will not reject the implant.
Dental implants are the preferred method of tooth replacement among San Antonio dentists and, at Stone Ridge Dental, we have the leading implant specialists at your service. Even though dental implants may be lesser known by patients than other common procedures, they are the best option hands down.
Dental implants not only correct many physically impairing dental problems, but they can also change your life physically and emotionally. San Antonio residents, if you have been suffering with dental problems for too long and want to change your life— look at what dental implants from Stone Ridge can do for you.
How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life
Dental Implants Look Just Like Natural Teeth
If you have the misfortune of damaging your teeth, having one or more knocked out, or have genetically bad teeth, dental implants are the next best thing to your real teeth. Dental implants are the closest and best thing after real teeth. While the posts that are anchored into your jawbone are titanium, they are never seen once the crown is attached. The crowns we use are custom fit for your mouth and made from durable materials that function and look indistinguishable from real teeth. No one will ever know you have implants unless you let them in on the secret. There will be nothing to be embarrassed about; you will just be happy to flash your new smile. While they do look like real teeth, the upside is no more cavities! Yes, you still need to maintain a healthy flossing and brushing habit—and don’t forget mouthwash!
No More Discomfort Of Inferior Prosthetics
How many people do you know that have dentures or bridges and complain about their discomfort? They aren’t exaggerating— dentures and bridges can lead to uneven ridges, sudden gagging, and sore gums. Bridges also need healthy teeth on either side to attach to for support, which can lead to those teeth shifting and other discomforts. Dental implants need none of that and are a 1:1 replacement, meaning that they need no adjustment of other teeth in order to fit—they take up only the space of the tooth they are replacing. Dental implants, whether it’s one tooth you are replacing or many, will never interfere with your remaining healthy teeth and they blend right in.
They Are Permanent— Like Real Teeth
While bridges and dentures have a tendency to fall out or become loose over time, dental implants stay put by design. In some rare cases dental implants may need very minor adjustments, but they are never painful and last a lifetime. The average lifespan of bridges and dentures is only 5-7 years and they become painful and more uncomfortable towards the end of their life cycle.
Dental Implants Will Improve Your Oral Health
When you have gaps in your teeth it can cause the rest to shift or collapse due to bone loss. Dental implants not only prevent shifting and collapse but they preserve your bone and encourage growth of the mandible as well. You won’t get that from dentures and bridges, in fact they will only lead to more discomfort than benefits.
They Will Boost Your Confidence
Dental implants do give you better oral functions such as chewing and swallowing but they also give you a huge confidence boost. When you see that your implants look better than your original teeth did and blend right into existing teeth, you’ll want to smile again. You should be proud of the decision you made to better your self-image.
Your Diet Will Benefit
When individuals lose their teeth, they usually have to rely on eating soft foods that don’t require much chewing. Chewing is often overlooked as just a way to get food down your throat, but it’s so much more than that. Chewing breaks down food and the saliva has enzymes that begin to break it down for digestion and the absorption of key nutrients. Without that important chewing of food with protein and vitamins from meats, fruits and vegetables—you could be missing out on a lot of vital nutrition. Dental implants allow you to eat as normal as you did before tooth loss and maintain a healthy diet.
Bring Your Smile Back With Stone Ridge Dental!
Don’t waste another minute with uncomfortable dentures, missing or soft teeth, and the social stigma that accompany dental problems. San Antonio residents—your answer is Stone Ridge Dental. Our professional staff will guide you through setting up your evaluation so you can be on your way to a better, brighter you. Contact us today!