Dental implants have been around since the 1950s, and for good reason – they’re able to improve function and prevent dental issues from occurring. When you’re missing a tooth, various issues can cause your bite to become misaligned, and therefore alter how you chew your food.
Teeth Shift With Time
When you have one or more missing teeth, the rest of your teeth gently shift towards that area as time goes on. There are a few reasons that this can affect your ability to chew:
How Do Dental Implants Prevent or Fix Problems?
By returning your bite (and smile) back to a perfectly straight position, or utilizing dental implants to avoid these issues altogether, you ensure an even bite. This evenly balances the stress of chewing on your teeth, alleviating major stress from one side of your mouth. If you’ve experienced sensitivity on one side of your mouth while chewing, dental implants, paired with dental crowns, are able to help.
Other Benefits of Dental Implants
Apart from realigning your bite and aiding in chewing, there are a few other primary benefits of dental implants:
Call us today to ask any questions you have regarding dental implants, and schedule your no-risk consultation to see if you’re eligible for dental implants, and the many benefits they offer.