How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Confidence

Lacking self-confidence when it comes to body image is (unfortunately) a side effect of being human for many. Some people wish to be taller, orshorter, or have long luxurious hair, but one thing that our culture puts the most emphasis on is having an attractive smile.

Feeling embarrassed about your teeth can affect many aspects of life. Smiling not only boosts your mood, but sharing it with others has an effect on their mood as well. Flashing a set of pearly whites to a stranger has the ability to turn a bad day into a great day, for both of you.

A timid and uncomfortable smile can also havea negative effect on job opportunities or advancements within a career. Smiling is contagious and could be the reason you do or don’t get a promotion or fail to impress potential employers during an interview. For example, look at the many Hollywood stars who have had major dental reconstruction, such as Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck, and Zac Efron. They have been able to further their careers and land roles that wouldn’t be available to them without a little help in the dental department. Dental Implants gave them the smiles that have allowed them to charm their way into the box office big leagues.

Although there are a number of lucky people out there who are born with a great set of chompers, some will seek the straightening help of braces, some will find their smile by whitening them, but for some those options just won’t do the trick. Genetics don’t always give someone a desirable mouth full of teeth, they may be misaligned, missing, or in restorative need from an injury.

This is where we come in. With dental implants, we can restore your smile and help you gain the confidence you long for, so you can share your beautiful smile unabashedly with the world.

What to expect when you get dental implants

Whether you are in need of one implant to replace a single-missing tooth or looking for full restoration, dental implants are the number one choice. A titanium post is implanted directly into the jawbone and serves the same purpose of a natural root. Then a custom crown is made and attached to the post, which is indistinguishable from a natural tooth and crafted to match your surrounding teeth.

How they help the health of your jawbone

When someone is missing teeth the jawbone starts to deteriorate. Natural teeth are embedded in the jawbone and through stimulation of chewing, the jawbone stays healthy and strong. Without those teeth that stimulation no longer exists and the bone starts to break down.  Replacing missing teeth with dental implants stops this from happening because the titanium post fuses directly to the surrounding bone. When the jawbone deteriorates, it causes “sunken mouth,” which will only add to someone’s lack of confidence.

What to expect after the procedure

Implant surgery may be done in one surgery or require multiple visits to our office, just like any type of surgery, you may experience minor discomforts as your implants heal, such as:

  • Minor bleeding of the gums around the implant
  • Swelling of the surrounding gums
  • Bruising of the gums and skin
  • Minor pain where the implant is inserted

These are all very normal side effects of getting implants, but the best side effect of all is the change you will see and feel in your confidence. If you are ready to make a positive change in your life and improve your self-esteem, contact us today and we get the process started to restore your smile.