The concept of joint replacement is similar to that of dental implants. A knee replacement, for example, surgically replaces damaged parts of the knee with plastic and metal parts. Left untreated, a damaged knee continues to cause pain, restricts mobility and potentially leads to adverse consequences, such as injury.
The same is true for a missing tooth or teeth. There may be pain, and your ability to speak, eat and smile can be restricted, holding you back from fully enjoying life.
Anxiety and depression have been linked to missing teeth, but there’s a solution. Research shows replacing missing teeth with implants or dentures increases the patient’s oral health and overall quality of life. If you are ready to feel confident in your smile, eat your favorite foods, and enjoy life to the fullest — read on!