Losing a tooth can be devastating. There is a lot of shame and embarrassment involved for many people who lose teeth, and Dr. Joe Field has dedicated his career to helping people reclaim their confidence and beautiful smiles with Dental Implants.
The Loss of a Tooth
It’s not just the embarrassment that affects you when you lose a tooth, it can affect your health as well. That’s why it’s so important to look into your options as soon as possible after tooth loss, so that you can be on the road to a healthier, happier, more confident smile before more problems arise.
Know first, that you are not alone. It is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million are missing all of their teeth. This is not a new problem, but fortunately there are new solutions.
If you or a friend or family member has lost a tooth, and you want to know about your options moving forward, look no further than Dr. Joe Field. He is a leading expert on Dental Implants, and there is no one better to guide you towards a smile that may be even better than the one you had before.
What is a Dental Implant?
Until fairly recently, the loss of a tooth was permanent. Eventually all of your teeth would be gone, and you’d get a set of dentures. And dentures are still a viable solution for some, but there is a much better way now to solve the problem of one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants work by inserting a post into your jaw and then attaching a permanent tooth to that rod. The procedure is fairly simple- in fact about 98% of dental implant surgeries are successful! Implant failure is always a possibility of course, but with a top-of-the-line surgeon and proper aftercare your chances of failure are slim to none, and your implant will last you for the rest of your life.
Benefits to Dental Implants
The benefits of getting a dental implant after losing a tooth are almost too many to count. There are physical as well as emotional benefits, but the overall benefit is a healthier and happier you.
Improved Self-Esteem Missing teeth can be embarrassing and shameful. You may find yourself staying silent in social situations, or avoid eating out in order to hide your smile. Dental implants will do away with all that.
Improved Oral Health That old saying “A rolling stone gathers no moss” is true. When you have solid viable teeth structures, it’s easier to keep the rest of your teeth and gums clean and healthy. It’s easier to brush and floss efficiently, and keep yourself on an effective and consistent oral hygiene schedule.
Better Speech Your teeth affect the way you talk. Missing teeth can result in mumbling, or slurred speech. So can dentures.
Improved Eating Habits When you’re missing teeth you may avoid certain foods, healthy foods, like apples or nuts. With dental implants you can eat all of the foods you used to enjoy, without having to worry about slipping or tarnished dentures.
These are just a very few of the more obvious benefits to getting dentures. They’re all big deals though, and contribute to a healthier lifestyle and a more confident sense of self.
Schedule Today with Dr. Joe Field
Dr. Field has dedicated his career to dental implants. He’s not a hug fan of the dental chair himself, and his compassion and sympathy are obvious to all of his patients. He specializes in sedation dentistry, and has even been known to escort his patients into the office to provide comfort and reassurance.
Located in Los Altos, Dr. Field treats patients from all over the Greater Bay Area, including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, San Jose and Milpitas. Call (650) 941-7300 and schedule your free consultation today.
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