What’s more important than being happy and healthy?
We would say, NOTHING. And we think, most people would agree. If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. And if you’re not happy, what’s the point?
Missing, chipped, broken, crooked or stained teeth or dentures that don’t fit properly can impact your health, allowing bacteria to form, leading to more serious problems, like gum disease. That can add up to BIG health problems.
When your gums recede and the bones begin to shrink, you are at risk of developing periodontal disease, which can have serious and in some cases, life-threatening consequences for your health.
The infection in your gums from periodontal disease can spread to other parts of your body, and potentially cause or contribute to:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Reduced effectiveness of insulin for diabetics
- Lowered birth weight in babies
- Respiratory problems
If you are missing teeth or wearing poorly fitting dentures, you may be avoiding certain foods, leaving out important nutrients.
Implants can help prevent those health problems from occurring. By ensuring your teeth and gums are not at risk of bacteria forming because of bone loss or gum recession, you can help avoid infections which can affect your oral health and your overall health.
In fact, they are the ideal solution for missing teeth and denture-wearers and, depending, on your situation, may be the right answer for you if you have chipped, broken, crooked or stained teeth. And you can stop avoiding foods that cause problems in the past.
If you are self-conscious or avoiding contact with other people because of the state of your teeth—maybe you have some that are missing, or your dentures are not fitting properly—how you feel about yourself and your life is affected. You aren’t going to want to go out, eat in front of others, relax when you’re around other people….
Maybe you are worried about eating certain types of foods in front of other people, or you are missing out on some of your favourite dishes because you can’t eat them anymore?
Dental implants may be the right solution for you, allowing you to be comfortable and relaxed when you are talking, eating, laughing. When you’re enjoying your life—as you should be! Don’t let missing teeth or poorly fitting dentures keep you from living your life!
Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and you shouldn’t have to miss out because of your missing teeth or dentures. Everything in moderation, of course!
For more information on implants, go to IMPLANT FAQs.