You probably haven’t heard of a recent staggering study from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. More than 30 million Americans are reported to be missing all of their teeth in one or both of their jaws. This tells us that 30 million Americans are suffering with their missing, broken, or decayed teeth. They may feel completely embarrassed and hide their smile from everyone, including their loved ones. But many people often overlook how emotional health is tied to their ability to smile.
We have all been told that it is important to take care of our physical health, but we often overlook our mental or emotional well-being. Especially in a world that is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly stressful, no one should have to worry about his or her smile.
If you don’t smile, you are unfortunately missing out on immeasurable opportunities to enhance your emotional wellness. Smiling leaves you feeling good and full of positive energy. You feel this way because endorphins are released into your system. This positive, natural energy leaves you feeling less stressed when you are smiling. You will be reducing your blood pressure and giving your immune system a boost.
So what do you do to turn it all around? That is where dental implants come in. Dental implants are the overwhelming favorite option over removable dentures or partial restorations because they look and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants are placed and fixed into the jaw, which is preferred by most people. They will not have to worry about the drawbacks of temporary options.
Each patient receives dental implants that are custom made to fit their individual facial structure, which ensures that the end result is completely natural looking. After your initial procedure, your implants will need several weeks to heal completely in order for you to receive your permanent prosthesis. You will be fitted with a temporary prosthesis so you can immediately start smiling again.
Dental implant placement can lead to improving emotional wellness and quality of life. Dental implants are proven to help preserve the remaining natural teeth and protect you from further bone loss that may occur without a natural tooth or implant in place.
Smiling acts as a powerful social unifier, as it is a known expression across languages and countries. You shouldn’t have to suffer from the agony of oral health issues, and you should always feel comfortable and confident in your smile. Your smile has the ability to connect you with people and make the right impression that you feel good about!
If you have lost your smile, we can help you find it again through dental implants. Please contact Michigan Oral Surgeons today. We will evaluate and determine the treatment plan and method that is right for you.