Many people do not realize how many things are easier when you have a full set of teeth until they are gone. Things like speaking clearly, chewing, saliva production and it staying in your mouth, keeping your jawbone structure intact, smiling, your confidence and more...
There are many reasons people lose their teeth over time. Some reasons adults lose their teeth are due to gum disease, injury, or trauma. If you have recently lost teeth or have been missing teeth for a while one of the best permanent options to restore your teeth are dental implants.
Who is the Best Candidate for Dental Implants?
Generally speaking, any adult who is in good overall health and has lost one or more of their natural teeth is a suitable candidate for implant dentistry. In order to determine if you would be an ideal candidate for this procedure, it's important that you consult with experienced oral surgeon who can evaluate your mouth and recommend the right type of treatment.
When Should You Consider Getting Dental Implants?
If you have missing teeth or are facing tooth removal due to …
- Gum disease
- Injury or trauma that has caused a tooth to be loose
- Extensive cavities reaching the root of the teeth
You may want to consider dental implants. You can have a full set of dental implants placed or if you only have one to a few teeth missing they can fill in the gaps where you have missing teeth.
What is Involved with Having Dental Implants Placed in My Mouth?
The process of the placement of dental implants can take multiple steps and it's important that your dentist evaluates your mouth thoroughly before recommending this method.
The process for getting dental implants typically consists of three steps: Implant placement, abutment (connecting pieces that join the prosthesis to the implants) placement and finally crown placement.
The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, which then fuses with the bone over time forming a solid anchor for replacement teeth. After this has occurred, an abutment is placed on top of the implant and a crown is attached to the abutment.
The result is a beautiful, natural-looking replacement tooth or teeth on the implants that look and feel just like your own.
Dental Implants Can Change Your Life!
Dental implants can offer an improved quality of life when compared to traditional dentures or bridges. They are secure and long lasting, while also providing improved comfort with no slipping or clicking when speaking.
Is It Hard to Care for Dental Implants?
Caring for dental implants is easy! Your dental implants should be brushed and flossed regularly just like your natural teeth. This will help ensure they remain healthy.
If you have been struggling with eating, talking, saliva issues and have stopped smiling because of missing teeth, with dental implants, you can experience all of the confidence and satisfaction along with many other benefits that come from having a full set of beautiful teeth.
It’s important to discuss all options with your dentist who will help guide you through the process so you can make an informed decision about which option is best for you!
Contact Arnold Dentistry if you have questions about dental implants, would like a consultation or for all your dental needs.