The holiday season is here! That means it’s time to make out your Christmas list once again.

Our team at Bayou Dental Group wants you to get everything you want this year. If you’ve been affected by tooth loss, we want to make sure you know about the gift of dental implants!

Today, we’re devoting the blog to the reasons why it’s so important to replace missing teeth and how dental implants can be the ultimate gift for your smile this Christmas!

Why Tooth Replacement Is A Gift

Everyone deserves to have a healthy, beautiful smile. Tooth loss robs you of that.

First, there’s the obvious problem it creates for your appearance. An incomplete smile looks bad, and that will inevitably make you feel insecure about smiling, laughing, and talking to other people.

The surface problem of missing teeth is cosmetic, but the issue goes even deeper than that. Tooth loss puts your emotional and physical wellness at risk. Being too embarrassed to smile and worried that others will judge you is a source of chronic stress.

It also makes you susceptible to more tooth loss in the future. Missing teeth leave empty spaces in your mouth that not only make eating difficult and uncomfortable, but also give bacteria a chance to grow and cause infections.

Give Yourself The Gift Of Dental Implants

The state of your oral health is going to be different than the next person’s. That’s why you need an experienced dental professional to determine which replacement option will meet your individual needs.

Dr. Finley is just the dentist to help you through this process. He can determine if dental implants are right for you, as well as help you understand more about the many advantages of this modern, effective option.

Here are a few of the ways dental implants are set apart from other forms of tooth replacement:

*You Can Prevent Future Tooth Loss

One of the reasons dental implants are at the top of the list in tooth replacement is that they support the structural integrity of your face. That’s because implants fuse with your jaw and encourage more healthy growth.

This stabilizes your surrounding teeth and bone and prevents more tooth loss in the future, keeping your smile and facial structure intact.

*You Can Eat Without Pain

Dentures sit on top of your gums, which can result in irritation and embarrassing slips when you’re eating.

A dental implant, however, is placed in your jawbone so it can fuse with it as time goes on. This gives you a bite strength no other tooth replacement option can.

With a full set of healthy, strong teeth, you can eat the foods you love without worry, pain, or discomfort.

*You Can Smile Without Fear

Living with missing teeth is difficult no matter what time of year it is, but the holidays bring all those challenges to the forefront. You’re going to parties and are surrounded by people, so there’s a steady weight of embarrassment and insecurity on your shoulders this time of year.

Dental implants complete your smile, which allows you to let go of that shame and anxiety. They give you the confidence to smile for family photos. Knowing your mouth is healthy and your smile looks great will help you relax so you can enjoy yourself and the season with people you care about.

Make An Appointment Today!

You spend most of the year thinking about other people. When the holidays roll around, you put your stress and anxiety about missing teeth aside, because once again, you’re focused on making sure the people you care about get everything they want for Christmas.

It’s time to start thinking about your own holiday wish list for a change. We know you deserve it. Your physical and emotional health are important to you. They’re important to us, too.

That’s why Dr. Finley and our staff at Bayou Dental Group do all we can to guide you through every step of the tooth replacement process so you can find the perfect one for you. Are dental implants your way toward a healthier, more confident smile this Christmas?

Find out by scheduling a consultation. Call our Monroe, LA dental office at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form.