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The Psychological Benefits of Dental Implants Elk Grove, CA
Dental Implants Elk Grove CA

The Psychological Benefits of Dental Implants

Whether it happens unexpectedly or not, tooth loss can be traumatic. While there are certainly a number of oral health setbacks from missing teeth, including shifting teeth, bone loss and functional limitations, there are also psychological consequences as well. Dental implants are the most preferred solution for combatting all types of drawbacks from missing teeth.

When it comes to how you feel about yourself, your smile plays a critical role. If you have large gaps in your smile from missing teeth, you’re likely to suffer from poor self-esteem or low self-confidence. You may even avoid smiling altogether, and research shows that the mere act of smiling can improve your mood and boost your immune system. In addition, tooth loss can be a significant hurdle in career advancement. These are all significant components of your quality of life. Therefore, while replacing missing teeth requires a notable expense, your smile is worth the investment.

Choosing dental implants to fix your gapped smile can also restore your social confidence. A survey by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that out of approximately 20,000 dentists surveyed, 86% listed social embarrassment as a highly impactful problem related to tooth loss. They revealed that over 50% of patients with tooth loss have less social involvement than those with a complete smile. Are your missing teeth holding you back from being around others or starting a relationship? Consider talking to an implants dentist.

Dental implants aren’t the only way to replace missing teeth. However, they are the best way to conquer the psychological setbacks of tooth loss. While traditional dentures and partials can provide natural looking prosthetic teeth, they do not provide the level of stability and comfort that is found in dental implants. When patients are fearful that their dentures may slip or even fall out, their self-esteem and social confidence is still compromised.

Laguna West Dental is proud to help you overcome the emotional and social consequences of missing teeth. We realize how impactful tooth loss can be to your overall wellbeing. You’ll find that we deliver top quality dental implants that fit, function and look natural. Call our Elk Grove clinic today for your consultation.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

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Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!