How Dental Implants Encourage Healthy, Longer Living
Missing teeth can greatly affect your quality of life, diminishing your self-confidence and even impacting your diet. For many people, dental implants are the right solution. They’re more hygienic than traditional dentures, won’t decay, and if cared for properly, can last a lifetime. That’s why Dr. Hudson recommends this option to many of his patients. But in addition to these well-known advantages, dental implants can actually help you live a longer, healthier life.
Life Long and Eat Well
It may sound like a stretch, but dental implants may add years onto your life. In fact, people with a full set of teeth can live eight to ten years longer than those with missing teeth. Missing teeth make it difficult to eat certain kinds of foods, like apples, raw vegetables or nuts, all of which are healthy components to a balanced diet. The absence of foods like these can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Additionally, people with missing teeth are at an increased risk for periodontal disease which has been linked to heart disease.
Jaws of Steel
Tooth extraction causes the jawbone to lose density, which can lead to shortening in the jaw, loosening of surrounding teeth or infections. But dental implants can actually strengthen and protect your jaw bone. They can even prevent bone loss and preserve the integrity of surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and are often a great alternative to dentures and bridges. If you think you might be a candidate for dental implants, contact our office today at 888-724-7986 to schedule a consultation with our team.