It only takes 17 muscles to smile, but it can feel like a whole lot more if you’re not confident in your grin or feel self-conscious about your missing teeth. If you’re using the 43 muscles it takes to frown more than you are smiling, then maybe you’re already considering dental implants. Don’t hide your teeth when you smile, shy away in group photos, or be embarrassed about your missing teeth – feel confident again with dental implants in Lancashire from Viva Dental.

Dental implants are a long-lasting and effective way to replace missing teeth because they look, feel, and function like the real thing. You too will smile big and bright when you learn of all the ways dental implants can improve your teeth and dental health!


They lessen the chances of tooth decay and gum disease

When we lose a tooth, we expose an area of our gums to harmful food debris and sugars. By replacing this missing tooth and filling the gap between the neighbouring teeth, we lessen the surface area of susceptible gum and greatly lessen our chances of developing gum disease. Because we are filling this gap with a dental implant, we’re also making sure that areas of the surrounding teeth that were previously hidden aren’t affected by these sugars too. This ensures that our dental implant not only protects our gums, but also our teeth, and shields the vulnerable areas and protects them from damage and decay.


They stop teeth from moving and shifting

Dental implants stop the teeth from either side of the gap shifting and moving out of place. If you don’t replace the missing tooth, this tooth migration can affect your bite, cosmetic smile, and ability to chew properly. By keeping these neighbouring teeth supported and in line, dental implants help keep your teeth in perfect working order, uniform, and significantly straighter than if you left the gap.


They lessen the wear and tear on your remaining teeth

Losing a tooth can lead to more pressure being applied to your remaining teeth as they shoulder the work of their missing colleague. This can lead to the need for further treatment and cause possible complications with the rest of your teeth, not to mention discomfort. By replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, we can ensure that your teeth continue to perform as they should without any unnecessary added strain. Because dental implants work and feel like natural teeth, you can restore normality to your mouth with one easy procedure.


They keep your jaw bone strong and stable

Your teeth and jaw bone usually enjoy a happy and cooperative relationship, but when you lose multiple teeth or even just one, this relationship can suffer. Because there is no tooth to feed into the bone, the jaw stops producing the tissue needed to support it, which inevitably affects the jawbone’s strength. This can lead to it becoming weaker and losing bone density, affecting the way you chew, speak, and your overall facial structure. By replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, you restore strength to your mouth and jaw bone, making certain they both continue to perform as they should.


They can improve confidence in your smile

So, as well as all of the above health reasons to receive a dental implant, this one is equally important – they can make you feel great about smiling again! A missing tooth or teeth can be embarrassing or unsightly, and you may feel self-conscious about smiling and laughing. Dental implants with Viva Dental are colour-matched to your teeth and can make your smile the very reason you’re smiling in the first place.


Dental implants in Lancashire have never been more accessible and are a great solution to missing teeth. They offer so many dental and gum health benefits, offer fantastic cosmetic results, and can last a lifetime. To find out more about dental implants with Viva Dental, speak to a friendly member of staff on 01524 735 431 or enquire online today!