Avoid the Pitfalls of Life without Teeth

Happy Older CoupleHuman nature is sometimes puzzling. People can be so self-centered. On the other hand, so many of us put others before ourselves. When it comes to tooth loss or other dental issues that affect appearance, Sheridan dentist, Dr. Donald Coon, often has patients living with their embarrassment so that others in their family will have their various needs met first. Unfortunately, the potential depression and self-esteem issues that can come along with missing teeth might be lowering everyone’s quality of life in your family – not just yours. For the benefit of yourself, and everyone around you, consider dental implants.

The Importance of Tooth Roots

When you lose a tooth, or multiple teeth, your body will make an efficient decision. There is a finite number of nutrients in your body, and they are allotted based on necessity. When there are no tooth roots to accept vitamins and minerals, what was reserved for that part of your body is sent elsewhere. Your jawbone relies on calcium and phosphorus to remain healthy and dense. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue begins to dissolve. More tooth loss is likely if you don’t replace a missing tooth. In essence, tooth replacement is an investment in your future, because the longer you wait, the more involved your dental issues are likely to become.

As Good as New

The idea of having a metal post implanted into your gum tissues and jawbone may sound like a bad idea. In actuality, dental implants are the best possible way to replace missing teeth if you want to avoid future tooth loss. The titanium posts are completely biocompatible, so your body will come to accept them as a natural tooth root. Bone tissue will bond with the posts, securely anchoring your dental implants as well as the custom-made crowns that attach to the titanium rods. Dental implant crowns are customized with high quality material to provides you with a natural look and feel to your newly renovated grin.

Schedule a Visit with Your Sheridan WY Cosmetic Dentist

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants can restore your smile to full function and appearance. For more information on our innovative implant procedures, talk to your Sheridan WY cosmetic dentist, Dr. Coon, today. Contact Dr. Coon by calling Grinnell Street Dental at (307) 672-7567. Located in the 82801 area, we welcome patients from Sheridan, WY, and all surrounding communities.