Lucio H. Kim DDS
Providing the best dental care for Glendale, CA

Considering an Implant to Improve Your Quality of Life? Here’s What You Can Expect

If you are missing one or more teeth, it can be challenging to feel good about yourself. But dental implants in Glendale are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement that can restore your appearance, confidence, and oral health. 

How Missing Teeth Affect Your Quality of Life

Your Diet

When one or more teeth are missing, surrounding teeth often hurt because of the increased strain placed on them. Eating foods like fruits and vegetables can be uncomfortable, so you may default to softer foods that are easier to chew but not as nutritious.

Your Self-Confidence

The spaces left by missing teeth are hard to hide, especially if they’re near the front of your mouth. So, the appearance of your smile may be compromised, and it’s hard to feel confident when you have to hide your smile. 

Your Relationships

When your teeth hurt and you’re unhappy with their appearance, it’s a challenge to be fully present in your relationships. You don’t feel unfriendly or unapproachable, but that may be what people perceive when you withdraw from interactions.

Can Dental Implants Help You?

A dental implant is a full tooth replacement solution because it looks, feels, and functions the most like a natural tooth. Implants are considered the standard of care for missing teeth because they offer so many oral health and esthetic benefits. Generally speaking, anyone who has one or more missing teeth and is healthy enough for oral surgery is a candidate for dental implants.

Call Us to Learn More about Dental Implants

Dr. Kim Lucio has advanced training in dental implantology and has helped many of our patients enjoy a healthier smile and a better quality of life. If tooth loss is a problem for you and you would like to see if implants are the right solution, please call our office to arrange a commitment-free consultation.