Three reasons to get dental implants
Living with missing teeth is not fun. In some cases, people re-learn how to smile, talk or even eat, depending on which teeth they are missing and how greatly it affects their self-confidence.
New oral health challenges can creep in over time, as your jaw bone and gum tissue can naturally deteriorates in the empty sockets. If you’ve had enough and are ready to consider dental implants, here are three reasons why they could be right for you.
You’re concerned about your appearance
There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you don’t like the look of your smile with a missing tooth. Some patients choose dental implants for aesthetics, as it’s now possible to be fitted with crowns that look and function just like your natural teeth. Getting dental implants now will prevent further jaw bone loss, which can lead to additional issues with your appearance.
You’re looking for a permanent solution
Investing in dental implants to replace missing teeth is a decision that can have an impact on your oral health and facial appearance for the rest of your life. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
Dentures aren’t working for you
Some patients are happy with the look, feel and functionality of dentures. For others, wearing dentures is a never-ending struggle. If you are dealing with any or all of the following issues, then dental implants could be a permanent solution:
- Your dentures don’t fit properly. They’re loose, uncomfortable, don’t stay in place or make it difficult to speak.
- Dentures need to be removed every night for a thorough cleaning.
- Dentures require a paste or adhesive to help hold them in place.
- Dentures need to be replaced periodically and are also susceptible to damage/breaking.
Get the confidence you deserve
The best way to find out if dental implant surgery is right for you is to make an appointment to speak with an oral surgeon. An oral surgeon can answer any questions or concerns that you might have and examine your jaw bone and oral health to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.