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The Benefits of Replacing a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant Smile with Confidence

September 11, 2018 By Dr. Rick Leppo

It is unfortunate that those who are missing teeth have to hold back from laughing or smiling because they are embarrassed by their smile. An implant would nicely fill in the gap and bring back their confidence. A few options are available for replacing missing teeth, such as dental bridges and removable partial dentures. But dental implants provide far greater benefits when compared with traditional options. Consider just a few of the biggest advantages:

Chew food in comfort
Say goodbye to the days of getting pieces of food packed around the teeth on either side of a gap. Minimize painful moments of biting down into something crunchy like nuts or tortilla chips, stabbing the gums in the empty space - ouch!

Enjoy easier oral hygiene
Implants are low hassle! You can keep your implant healthy for life with simple brushing and flossing. There’s no need to do anything more complicated. It’s that easy!

Save the shape of your smile
An implant is more than what you see in the mirror. Implants are actually metal screws that support a false tooth. The implant itself acts just like a root and stimulates the jaw bone to fuse it in place, preventing collapsed gums in your smile.

Preserve your smile alignment
Empty spaces allow teeth to drift out of place, so an implant makes the perfect placeholder to keep that from happening. The Benefits of Replacing a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant Smile with Confidence.

Providing invaluable insight to patients, Dr. Leppo and his team of dental professionals at Columbia Dental Center provide preventive dentistry that is attentive and patient-centered.

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