Summer is a time for barbeques, picnics and other food-centered activities. Unfortunately, if you’re missing a tooth (or several!) you’ll have a difficult time enjoying smoked steaks, watermelon slices and other culinary delights. Missing teeth can interfere with more than your eating habits, though. Here are the top reasons you should think about getting those lost teeth replaced with dental implants as soon as you can.

Maintain Bone Mass

Many people are blissfully unaware that missing teeth can damage the jaw bone. When teeth are lost, they generally take their roots with them. In the absence of stimulation from missing tooth roots, the jaw bone soon begins to lose some of its mass. Degradation of the bone can be halted by promptly receiving dental implants. The posts of the implants are embedded directly into the jaw bone and stimulate it to maintain healthy bone mass.

Get Picture-Ready

Summertime is one of the most popular seasons for picture-taking, so make sure you’re ready by visiting your periodontist in Larkspur, CA, for implants. Once your missing teeth are replaced with beautiful, realistic implants, you’ll happily smile for pictures all summer long.

Restore Dietary Freedom

If the thought of missing out on your favorite summertime foods makes you want to cry, make sure it doesn’t happen to you. Many people relish in the company of friends and family around campfires or during backyard barbeques. Make sure you can enjoy these events to the fullest by restoring your oral function with durable dental implants.

Exceptional Value for the Money

Dental implant placement has a reputation for being one of the more expensive tooth replacement options out there, but it’s also one of the most durable options. You get exceptional value for your money when you replace your teeth with implants, and you may not even have to replace them during your lifetime.

Learn More

We’d love to tell you more about the benefits implants can offer you. To schedule your appointment with Drs. Brand Ahn or Jay Salzman, contact Marin Periodontics Dental Group at your earliest convenience.