When you think of freedom, your thoughts probably go far from a dental visit. However, dental procedures such as dental implants go hand-in-hand with freedom. When you have missing or severely damaged teeth, you are limited in what you can do as far as the foods you consume and the range of movement of your mouth. You may even feel like you cannot really smile for photos because of the state of your teeth. A visit to your periodontist could set you free again, particularly if you qualify for dental implants. Here are just a few of the freedoms you can experience after successful treatment.

Free To Eat

Not everyone qualifies for dental implants, and if you have other treatment options in mind to replace your missing teeth, they may come with special instructions and restrictions on what you can eat. With dental implants, your prosthetic tooth consists of a crown sitting on top of a titanium post that is embedded and fused to your jawbone. With successful placement, your implant makes it possible for you to enjoy your favorite foods without restriction.

Free To Smile

Dental implants look and function just like your real teeth. In fact, the natural-looking crown makes it practically indistinguishable from your other teeth, leaving you free to smile and laugh without people noticing you ever had a procedure. No more hiding your smile from the cameras!

Free To Speak

While some prosthetics are removable, dental implants are not, which also means they should not slide around or move while you are speaking. This means you can move your jaw freely and speak naturally without worrying about your prosthetic slipping out of place.

Schedule a Visit Today

Dental implants can grant you the freedom to restore the full function of your mouth. While not everyone may qualify for this treatment, you can consult with Dr. Leo Tokarczyk to determine if you are a good candidate. Contact our office in Springfield, MO today to schedule your visit!