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Why Dental Implants Are Perfect For Athletes

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — westarvada @ 5:31 pm
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When you’re an athlete giving it your all, there’s always a concern that you could wind up with a dental emergency. In some cases, you may even lose a tooth in the pursuit of a win.

Once the dust has settled, you may find yourself shopping for tooth replacement options. You should try and find one that’s as strong as you are, and dental implants are the toughest you’ll find.

Here’s why athletes who’ve lost teeth can benefit from dental implants, and why they’re such an impressive method of tooth replacement.

Get a Better Bite

When people replace their teeth with dentures or bridges, it’s common for them to find that their bite has lost a lot of its previous strength. That’s because these methods of tooth replacement rely either on the strength of the surrounding teeth or suction to the gums.

Dental implants, however, are secured directly to the jaw itself. This provides them with greater bite strength than other methods of tooth replacement.

Having a powerful bite allows you to grind up food much more easily, which aids in digestion and ensures you’re getting all the nutrients you can out of your diet. If you’re an athlete, that can be the thing that gives you an edge over the competition.

Keep Things In Position

One of the major benefits of a dental implant over a partial denture is that it isn’t removable, which if you’re an athlete, means that you have one less thing to worry about. If you decide to leave dentures in during a game you risk them falling out, while taking it out beforehand means you have another thing to keep track of.

Dental implants will stay in your mouth no matter what, which can be a load off your mind.

Strengthen your Jaw

If you play a contact sport, the last thing you want is a glass jaw. Unfortunately, when you’re missing a tooth, the area of the jaw that used to hold it will start to shrink from disuse.

Dentures and bridges don’t do anything to address this issue, but dental implants stimulate the jawbone and encourage the body to send nutrients its way. In this way, dental implants not only fortify your bite but your bones as well.

About the Author

Dr. Jeramiah Paylor is a native of Colorado, and there’s nothing he loves more than being able to help his friends and neighbors get the incredible dental care that they deserve. Dr. Paylor received his dental doctorate from the University of Colorado, and since graduation has studied dental implant technology at the Scottsdale Center, SPEAR Education, and the Colorado Prosthodontic Society.

If you have any questions about dental implants, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (720) 776-4900.

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