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Missing a Tooth? Here's Why You Should Consider Dental Implants

May 28, 2020
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Posted By: White Smiles Family Dental
Woman with Dental Implants in Springfield, MO

Missing teeth can impact how you eat or chew, speak, or feel about yourself; they can make a significant impact on your day to day routine. 

Springfield, MO restorative dentists Dr. Shannon White and Dr. Preston White provide permanent and attractive tooth replacement options in White Smiles Family Dental to restore your quality of life. 

Dental Implants in Springfield, MO

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. The dental implant replaces your entire tooth, down to the root. They look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth, making them a popular choice. Additionally, with proper care and maintenance, they can last for decades.

  • Dental implants stop teeth shifting—When a tooth is missing, the neighboring teeth will often shift towards the gap. This can create misalignment and weakened teeth and can lead to further tooth loss. Orthodontic treatment may be necessary to prevent a crooked smile unless a dental implant is placed to restore the tooth.
  • Stimulate bone retention—Some tooth replacement options, like dental bridges, fit over the gum line to replace the tooth. Without a tooth to stimulate the jaw bone, it will start to deteriorate and recede. The longer you wait to restore your tooth with an implant, the likelier a bone graft will be needed to ensure there is enough bone for the procedure.
  • Preserves appearance—A missing tooth can create a noticeable gap in your smile that can be subject to unfair judgment. Additionally, when the jaw bone starts to recede, it can create a sunken appearance that adds years to your appearance. Dental implants fill out your cheekbones and keep you looking young and healthy.

Re.store Your Smile at White Smiles Family Dental

Are you ready to make a change in your life that will benefit your diet, appearance, and self-esteem? Dental implants are a popular dental procedure that gives our patients the boost they need to enjoy life fully. Call to schedule your dental implant appointment at (417) 887-6882 today. 

Springfield, MO dentists Dr. Shannon White and Dr. Preston White look forward to meeting you and helping you with your smile goals. 

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