Maybe you hadn’t realised but our teeth is actually very important to our looks. Which is why there has been a boom in cosmetic dentistry in recent years such as requests for tooth whitening treatments, crowns and dental implants.
We all know what tooth whitening is but what are crowns and dental implants?
A crown supports and covers a large tooth filling. They also can be used to attach a bridge, strengthen a weak tooth to avoid breaking, or restore an already broken tooth. In addition, crowns can cover dental implants, as well as your discolored or badly shaped teeth.
Dental implants, on the other hand, is a small metal pin placed inside the jawbone to mimic the root of a tooth to help anchor a false tooth or teeth, a crown or bridge or dentures and are the most natural replacement for missing teeth. Implants will help you avoid the bone loss inevitable when you lose even one tooth and allows you to enjoy an improved appearance, comfort and self confidence.
In fact, implants have become so popular of late that they’re rapidly replacing dentures. Because they reduce the movement of your dentures, bridges and crowns, chewing is much easier. Implants also support and improve the stability of removable dentures. Best of all, they feel more like your natural teeth.
And according to DentalImplants.org, the benefits of dental implants are:
- They look and feel like normal teeth.
- They don’t require any special cleaning devices.
- They tend to be easier to eat with than the alternatives.
- They don’t affect any of the surrounding teeth.
- They improve your aesthetic appearance & confidence.
You’ll like to know that teeth provide more functions than just the ability to chew. They are necessary for the health of the gum and jaw tissues as well, and a prolonged absence of a tooth will severely limit the possibilities for restorations.
Hence, a tooth should be replaced as soon as it is lost. This will retain your oral health by preventing bone loss, reducing movement of surrounding teeth and avoiding excess decay.
Plus, it would definitely improve your confidence and help turn your frown into a smile.