Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are your dentures loose and uncomfortable? Do you struggle to chew your food? If so, dental implants may be the right solution for you! Dental implants are artificial tooth roots (posts) that are implanted into the jawbone. The post is then connected to an artificial tooth or teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. They look and feel like natural teeth, and they allow you to eat and speak normally. Here are nine signs that you need a dental implant:
You have an Infected Tooth
Teeth can become infected for a variety of reasons, including decay, gum disease, and trauma. If you have an infected tooth, you will often have the choice between root canal therapy and extracting the tooth. Your dentist may recommend an extraction if you have already had a failed root canal or if the infection is severe. Once the tooth is removed, you can choose to replace it with a dental implant.
You Have a Broken Tooth
If you have a broken tooth, it can be extremely painful. In some cases, the tooth can be repaired with a filling, crown, or veneer. However, if the tooth is severely damaged or the root has been affected, your dentist may recommend that it be extracted. Once the tooth is removed, you can replace it with a dental implant.
You Have One or More Missing Teeth
If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be self-conscious about your smile. Not to mention you are at an increased risk for other dental issues down the line. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile and preventing future issues that are common with missing teeth.
You Struggle to Chew Food
If you have lost one or more teeth, you may struggle to chew your food. This can make eating a difficult and uncomfortable experience. Dental implants can help you to eat normally by restoring your ability to chew properly.
Your Dental Bridge is Loose
If you have a dental bridge, you may have noticed that it is becoming loose. This can be extremely uncomfortable and make it difficult to eat and speak normally. A loose bridge can also damage the surrounding teeth and gums. Dental implants can be used to secure your dental bridge, so you can feel confident that it will stay in place.
You Feel Insecure About Your Smile
If you are self-conscious about your smile due to damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, dental implants can help you to feel more confident. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have them.
Your Face Has a Sunken-In Appearance
If you have lost one or more teeth, your face may have a sunken-in appearance. This is because the bone that supports the tooth roots starts to deteriorate when the teeth are lost. Dental implants can help to prevent this bone loss and keep your face looking youthful.
Your Dentures Are Loose
If you wear dentures, you may have noticed that they are becoming loose. This can be extremely uncomfortable and make it difficult to eat and speak normally. Dental implants can be used to secure your dentures, so you can feel confident that they will stay in place.
You Don’t Want to Deal With Dentures
If you are tired of dealing with dentures that are loose and uncomfortable, dental implants may be the right solution for you. Dental implants are permanent and will not need to be replaced like dentures.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, dental implants may be the right solution for you. Be sure to talk to your dentist about whether or not dental implants are right for you.
Dr. Sadati possesses extensive experience in all aspects of advanced restorative dentistry, with an emphasis in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has attained Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the most rigorous, demanding credentialing process in the world. He is the only AACD Accredited Fellow in South Florida.