How Dental Implants Can Help Your Career

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Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They can help improve your appearance and your oral health, which can also have a positive impact on your career. Here’s what you need to know about dental implants and how they can help you achieve your professional goals.

What Are Dental Implants

A dental implant is a post that is typically made of titanium. These posts act as the root of the tooth. An abutment, connector, is placed on top of the implant, which then connects to the replacement tooth. A crown or replacement tooth is then custom made to match your natural teeth.

Confidence and Relationships

Dental implants can improve your appearance by replacing missing or damaged teeth. This can have a positive impact if you have a career interacting with clients. Implants also look and feel like natural teeth. They are more secure than dentures,  decreasing the likelihood of damage, further increasing confidence. The more confident you are in your profession, the more successful you can be.

Smiling and the benefits that go along with it actually affects those around you as well. Studies show that seeing a smiling face activates your orbitofrontal cortex, which is responsible for sensory rewards. So not only do you feel better when you smile, people around you do as well!

Speech and Diet

Many professions require regular public speaking. Individuals with dentures or missing teeth sometimes have problems with their speech. Receiving dental implants can ensure that your teeth are functioning normally, correcting any issues with speech.

Having a restricted diet due to missing teeth or poor oral health can cause an individual to miss out on opportunities such as group gatherings for work. Having dental implants instead of dentures can ensure that patients do not need to live with restrictions to what they can consume.

Fewer Sick Days

Patients without dental implants are more likely to experience periodontal disease. This is an extreme form of gingivitis where there is infection and inflammation of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss. Implants can make for overall better health, minimizing any extra reasons for having to miss work due to complications.

Career-wise, dental implants are a great investment. If you’re missing teeth and are considering dental implants, don’t hesitate to make the jump. Implants can help you in your current career or open up new opportunities for you down the road. They may also increase your earning potential. Thanks for reading!

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