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Missing Teeth, Dental Implants, & Your Health

Posted on June 2, 2023

Smile restoration with dental implants contributes significantly to your ongoing good health. Our team at Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry is committed to providing life-long care to our patients. We focus on the entire person, seeking to help you do the things you want to do – free from the limitations and suffering caused by major dental problems. So if you have missing teeth, our team of world-renowned experts will work together to find the best solution for your whole health.

Missing Teeth Are Common

dentist explaining dental implants: improve your whole health when you improve your smileIf you have missing teeth, you’re not alone – epidemiological studies have shown that 200 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, with 40 million missing all their teeth. Most people lose teeth due to dental decay (cavities or infections), trauma, or gum/bone disease. Many people then don’t take the necessary steps to restore their smile. Maybe it’s fear of the dentist or uncertainty over treatments like dental implants. But over time, missing teeth become more than a cosmetic issue and can affect your whole health.

How Do Missing Teeth Impact Your Health?

When you have many missing teeth, it’s not just your smile that’s affected. Chewing becomes more difficult, which means that many foods become next to impossible to eat. The spaces where your teeth used to be can also attract many bacteria. These in turn can make you sick, or even lead to heart problems or dementia. Given enough time, missing teeth can also cause a loss of jawbone mass too.

Dental Implants Can Help

Dental implants are one of the most effective and durable treatments for missing teeth. They can be used on patients with anywhere from a single missing tooth to an entire arch of teeth. Even if you’re missing many teeth, you can have them placed in as little as one visit. Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry is a world leader in compassionate restorative dentistry with dental implants. Our results speak for themselves.

The Benefits of Dental Implants Compared to Dentures

Wearing removable dentures can be an incredible hassle. If they don’t fit properly in your mouth, they cause pain, slip and slide while you speak or eat, and require messy adhesives. When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, wouldn’t you rather choose a non-removable option that doesn’t require constant upkeep?

At Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry, we provide dental implants and implant-supported dentures for patients just like you. Replacing your removable denture with something more permanent, longer lasting, and more natural looking, will improve both your smile and your quality of life.

Stop worrying that your teeth will slip out, and rest assured that your implant-supported dentures won’t fail you. Restore your ability to chew and speak with confidence – see if implant-supported dentures or a full-arch restoration such as the Prettau® Full Mouth Implant Bridge are right for you.

Smile Restoration & Whole Health

Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry is proud to offer the best in dental implants. With a new set of implants, you can go back to enjoying all your favorite healthy foods. You can smile with confidence again. But best of all, you can restore your whole health and feel like yourself.

Schedule an appointment with us today to feel healthy from head to toe again!