What are some of your resolutions for 2017? Are you committed to taking better care of your health this year? If so, then replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is a good place to start. Mounting evidence suggests that missing teeth affects your general health.
How Missing Teeth Affects General Health
The jawbone lacks stimulation in any area missing a tooth root. Over time, this causes the bone to deteriorate. Then the bone and surrounding gums become vulnerable to infection. Studies have demonstrated a connection between gum disease and other systemic diseases, such as strokes, diabetes, liver infection, meningitis, and hardening of the arteries.
A missing tooth or two also makes it harder for you to thoroughly chew your food before swallowing. This forces your intestines to work overtime to break down inadequately masticated food to absorb its nutrients. In some cases, the food may not completely break down so that it putrefies in the intestines, leading to gas and bloating.
Dental Implants as a Long-Term Solution
Dental implants function just like regular teeth. They also stimulate the jawbone and reduce periodontal disease, thus reducing your risk of other diseases. Our advice? Visit a participating dentist at your earliest convenience for an implant fitting.
People often hold back on dental implants due to the cost. However, not getting one can even be more financially costly. A missing tooth has a domino effect; it elevates your risk of oral infections, which in turn increases risk of general diseases. Obtaining treatment for those ailments will cost far more than the cost of one or two dental implants.
Start 2017 with a call to 1895 Dental Implants. Missing teeth affects general health more than you may realize; don’t treat it as insignificant.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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