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Many athletes are opting for dental implants after losing teeth because of their durability and natural look. Contact sports often lead to dental injuries, and basketball players are especially likely to need dental implants during their careers. April is National Facial Protection Month and Drs. Chin in Las Vegas want you to know the importance of replacing missing teeth after a facial injury.

Why Dental Implants?

It’s important for your overall health to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are sturdy which means you won’t have to worry about them coming out the next time you’re on the court or field. They are matched to the color of your surrounding teeth, and the surface of dental implants catch the light similarly to your natural enamel which makes them hard to notice. Dental implants are permanent replacements for your lost teeth and a great way to get you back in the game and smiling.

Preventative Care

Sticking to a dental hygiene routine can help prevent tooth loss and gum disease. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day strengthens your gums. When your gums and teeth are healthy, they are less likely to come loose when you get elbowed during the game.

Mouth guards are another way to prevent damage to your teeth in contact sports, such as football and basketball. Most football players wear mouthpieces to protect their jaw and teeth, but it’s a good idea to have a mouth guard for any sport where you’re susceptible to facial injury.

If you’ve recently lost a tooth and are interested in dental implants, call Drs. Chin today at (702) 445-7075 to schedule your appointment. We serve clients in Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson, Nevada.