The Pursuit of Smiling with Dental Implants

Taking pictures has quickly become a beloved social pastime. Whether we are taking a casual “selfie” or capturing a special moment with a loved one, we take photos constantly. It used to be that photos were only taken on special occasions, like weddings, birthdays, or anniversaries, but now we all have to be ready to take a photo at a moment’s notice.

Photo trends, like selfies, have become so popular because of smartphones; we are all able to pull up our phones, snap a quality photo, and share it on social media sites. While smartphones allow us all to take our perfect selfie, some people may not be so eager to take a photo or be ready to smile at any moment.

If you’re afraid to smile, this social phenomenon may be your worst nightmare. You could be embarrassed due to missing, broken, or decayed teeth and avoid smiling at all costs. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the number of Americans who are missing all of their teeth in one or both of their jaws is staggering: more than 30 million Americans are reported to be in this category. If you have lost your smile, we can help you find it again through dental implants.

Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth and are often favored over removable dentures or partial restorations due to their permanence and ease of use. Dental implants are secure and permanently fixed to the mouth, which is convenient for those who do not want to worry about the hassle of removable dentures.

As dental implants are custom fitted to your individual facial structure and aesthetics, the end result is completely natural looking. While it will take several weeks for your implants to heal completely in order for you to receive your permanent prosthesis, you may be fitted with a temporary prosthesis so you can immediately start smiling again.

Dental implants are a safe and effective method of restoring your smile, which can lead to improved emotional wellness and quality of life. Dental implants also help preserve the natural teeth around them and protect you from bone loss that may occur without a natural tooth or implant.

Smiling also releases endorphins into your system, which leaves you feeling euphoric and full of positive energy. Endorphins are the reason why you probably feel less stressed when happy and smiling. Smiling also lowers blood pressure and boosts the immune system. In addition, smiling acts as a powerful social unifier, as it is a known expression across languages and countries.

In a world that is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly congested with everyday stressors, shouldn’t your smile be the last thing you need to worry about? You shouldn’t have to suffer from the agony of oral health issues, and you should always feel comfortable and confident in your smile. Your smile has the ability to make a lasting impression—it should make the right impression that you feel good about!

So the big question is: how do you take the perfect selfie? Find some excellent lighting, tilt your head, and don’t worry – your dental implants give you a beautiful smile! If you have questions about dental implants or would like more information on the dental implant process, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate and determine the treatment plan and method that is just right for you!