Your smile creates a first and lasting impression. Often, a person’s smile is what attracts another person to them in the first place. The reality is, your smile and teeth could largely determine how much another person wants to be around you.
Your confidence level and self-esteem are also very important when it comes to dating. People are attracted to others who are confident and self-assured.
Tooth loss is an embarrassing problem facing many Americans today and negatively affects the overall quality of life of patients dealing with this issue. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected between 1999 and 2004, more than 10% of Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 have no remaining teeth. This can make it very difficult for patients who are dating or interested in dating.
Many Americans with tooth loss are currently wearing removable replacements for missing teeth called dentures. Although dentures do provide a solution for patients with missing teeth, they are not a permanent, fixed solution. Some patients adjust to wearing dentures better than others. For some people, dentures are not tolerable at all.
Common complaints among denture wearers include the artificial appearance of dentures and the fear that dentures will come loose or fall out during social interactions. This can make eating, laughing, smiling, talking, and general social interactions such as dating less enjoyable.
Dental implants are prosthetic replacements for missing tooth roots that serve as a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Dental implants have an extremely high success rate and provide patients with a permanent, fixed solution to missing teeth. To get more information about this revolutionary tooth replacement system, contact an oral surgeon.