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Chicago Tribune Smile

Show the World Your Smile

One of the universal methods of communication is a smile. According to the American Dental Association, it’s one of the first things people notice. It’s also an indicator of mood. When you smile, people actually treat you differently, according to research reported in Psychology Today, because a smile makes others see you as sincere and relaxed.

But smiling can be challenging for people who are missing teeth. Many will not smile intentionally to hide missing teeth. When a person is embarrassed by missing teeth, their self-esteem will often suffer. Low self-esteem can negatively affect just about every part of your life, according to professionals at Mayo Clinic. Low self-esteem can negatively impact your ability to have a healthy relationship with others. If you are constantly trying to hide missing teeth, you are not able to connect and feel comfortable with people, especially when meeting someone for the first time.

Low self-esteem can also affect your professional life. Experts say that people with low self-esteem actually subconsciously do things that undermine their chances for promotions or raises. Finally, low self-esteem can also affect your health by increasing stress and anxiety that may lead to unhealthy habits.

Instead of trying to cope with missing teeth, why not explore getting implants to replace missing teeth? An implant not only helps people feel better about their smiles, implants make you look better. When teeth are missing, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, which causes a person’s face to look sunken in. Implants conserve your jawbone and keep it healthy.

Implants can also be beneficial to the other teeth in your mouth. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth begin to shift toward the empty area causing new problems. A dental implant keeps your smile in line.

In the past, people with missing teeth had to rely on a fixed bridges or dentures as a remedy. But today, dental implants are an amazingly effective and permanent way to restore your smile. The major qualifier is having enough healthy bone to support the dental implants. The longer you wait, the more the jaw bone will shrink and the more complicated the procedure can become.

To see what it will take to get your smile back, visit the professionals at EON Clinics. Consultations for treatment are free and include a complimentary 3D CT Scan. Each patient works with a treatment coordinator who gathers necessary information that is passed along to appropriate professionals. EON Clinics doctors use the latest diagnostic equipment to design a plan to fit your personal situation. Options will be outlined for you so that you can make an informed decision.

Dental implants bring back your smile and oral health. Staff can also help with financing and payment options for treatment. When the plan is complete, all treatment can be scheduled and performed in one single location.

Currently, EON Clinics is conveniently located in the Chicagoland area, including Hoffman Estates, Skokie, and Downers Grove. There are also clinics in Munster, Indiana and Waukesha, Wisconsin.

To learn more about EON Clinics, call 855-981-8349 or schedule your free consultation.