Whether you realize it or not, October 5th is the day we celebrate World Smile Day. If you haven’t observed it before, it’s a great chance to follow up with your periodontist about anything impacting your smile. This year, make it a point to talk to someone about dental implants on World Smile Day if you have any missing teeth.

Why Implants for Missing Teeth?

Patients who have multiple teeth missing are at risk of having permanent alterations to their smiles. Some of these alterations can come with bone and tissue loss that permanently alter facial structure, too. That’s why it’s important to make a move to replace those missing teeth right away. Still, when it comes to that replacement, you do have a few options. Dentures and bridge work have both been tried and tested for various numbers of missing teeth. So what makes implants special?

Well, for starters, dental implants are the only option designed to be permanent. You might need a replacement tooth if you crack or break one due to an accident, but they don’t wear out and require replacement like the other options. They also wind up anchored to your jaw and seated in your gums like natural teeth, so they feel more natural than the other options while they mimic the action of your natural teeth, helping to support your original facial structure. The results speak for themselves:

•    No dietary restrictions
•    Natural smile
•    Cleans like natural teeth

Are You a Candidate?

If you’re wondering whether dental implants are the right choice for you, there’s only one way to know for sure. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Leo Tokarczyk of Springfield, MO so that your case can be reviewed, and any complicating health problems addressed. Due to improvements in the implant process, most patients are candidates as long as they are otherwise healthy. Contact us today to set an appointment and find out for yourself.