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Can Dental Implants Increase Your Lifespan?

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 5:29 am

Woman smiling with dental implants in MelbourneTooth loss affects the lives of millions of Americans across the country. However, losing a tooth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with an unsightly gap in your smile. Dental implants in Melbourne are an excellent option for replacing your missing teeth, as they have so many unique benefits that you can’t get anywhere else. They look natural, are long lasting, and may even be able to increase your lifespan! Continue reading to learn more about the numerous health benefits of dental implants.

 

Prevents Additional Tooth Loss

If you’ve had a tooth fall out or extracted and it isn’t replaced soon after, your jawbone will begin to be reabsorbed by the body. This can cause other teeth to shift around and ultimately lead to additional tooth loss over time. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option out there that replace the root of the missing teeth. This ultimately prevents bone loss from occurring over time and helps to keep the surrounding teeth in their places. Ultimately, you won’t need to deal with more negative effects attributed to bone loss.

Protects Against Gum Disease

When dentures and bridges aren’t cared for properly, or they are ill-fitting, this makes it much more probable that additional food and bacteria are left behind. Poor oral hygiene often leads to gum disease, like gingivitis and periodontitis. This means anything from gum swelling, bleeding, additional tooth loss, and other negative side effects. Periodontitis has been linked to numerous health issues, some being life-threatening! They include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, pregnancy complications, Alzheimer’s disease, and lung infections.

Brushing and flossing is made much easier with dental implants than dentures and bridges. Since they act like natural teeth, you can brush and floss more thoroughly. In the end, it will reduce your chances of developing gum disease and experiencing the health risks associated with it.

Allows for a Nutritious Diet

Other tooth replacement options, like bridges and dentures, can make it more difficult for you to eat certain foods, including some that are highly nutritious. Healthy fruits and vegetables that are filled with essential vitamins and minerals will be left behind more often. When you aren’t getting these nutrients your body needs, you are much more likely to develop health issues. With dental implants, eating all of your favorite healthy foods is made easy!

Dental implants provide patients with numerous benefits, including improving your overall health. They may even help you to live a longer life!

About the Author

Dr. Cedric C. Chenet is an experienced dentist who has been working in the field for well over three decades. After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious Howard University, he joined the US Air Force as a dental officer and completed an extensive amount of post-graduate training in various dental disciplines, including endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. In 2002, he honorably retired as a lieutenant colonel and began his own Melbourne dental office. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chenet, visit his website or call (321) 255-0199.

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