USA Smiles Need Dental Implants

soccer1Dental Implants Newport News VA dentist Dr. Griffin wants to share why the country that smiles the most deserves the best with dental implants.

In our country, smiles are important; the whiter the better. Unfortunately, looks and appearances weigh heavily on our social interaction with one another in America, which makes the presentation of teeth high on our list of attractive qualities. If yellowed or discolored teeth can have a negative effect on dating, mingling and attraction, imagine what missing teeth can translate to other people. As a mainly judgmental society, people will assume that you did not care for your teeth properly which may reflect on the way they initially determine your personality.

Dr. Griffin believes that we should tell the world that we take care of ourselves, especially with our smile. Having a missing tooth or teeth is not the way to do this, however. Fortunately for the patients that took their teeth and dental health for granted, we have a great solution for this missing pearls that we call dental implants. What are dental implants? Read below to find out what these tooth loss solutions can provide for you.


The benefits of dental implants go on and on, but we want to choose our two favorite reasons.

  1. Dental implants can prevent gum disease.

Many patients know that the development of gum disease is bad, but do they know how bad? Most people are not aware of the bodily and long-term effects that the inflammation created in the gum infection can potentially affect the heart and even the brain tissue. As the inflammation can travel through the bloodstream in the mouth, this can lead to the ventricles in the heart and tissues in the brain causing a blockage and swelling of either or both of these regions. Common side effects for this include strokes, heart disease, high blood pressure, heart attacks and possibly even Alzheimer’s.

These are just the effects on the body though, the mouth becomes a victim of the inflammation as well with bacterial infestation, gum recession, tooth decay and even tooth loss completely. Gum disease is one of the worst things that can happen in our mouths that can physically erode the tissue, potentially cause damage to the structure of the jawbone and will definitely affect patients’ future ability to qualify for dental implants. When patients ignore a missing tooth or teeth, the gum tissue becomes easily exposed to all of these dangers and more, so it is best to fill the spaces in the mouth with dental implants.

  1. Dental implants increase the density of the teeth and jaw over time.

With each and every bite that patients take with dental implants, their teeth and jaw become stronger due to the comfortable and healthy bite and mastication potential they are able to achieve. How is this possible? Well, thanks to a process called osseointegration that allows the dental implant titanium screws to naturally fuse into the jawbone over 4-6 months, the dental implants develop the ability to perform and function just as real teeth in the mouth. With proper care, daily maintenance and regular dental check ups, dental implants have the ability to last the rest of the patient’s lifetime.

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Do you care about your appearance and what it tells the world about you? Have you neglected your dental health during your life and are experiencing the devastating consequences of this? Dr. Griffin suggests dental implants to those lacking complete and healthy smiles to restore and rebuild their oral and dental health over time. If you are tired of hiding your smile from the world, call us today at (757) 745-1003 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin.