Dental implants are a great tooth replacement choice because they are long-lasting and look just like real teeth. However, they do involve surgery, so it is important to make sure they are the right choice for you before you commit to treatment. Here are three signs you may need dental implants to restore both your confidence and your dental functionality.
1. You Are Missing at Least One Tooth
If you are missing one or more teeth, it is time to visit your dentist to find out if you are a candidate for implants. You may think it is no big deal to lose a tooth, but if you replace the missing tooth, you could begin to lose bone mass in your jaw. This is because tooth roots constantly stimulate bone growth when you chew or speak. Once the roots are on longer there to stimulate growth, the bone begins to slowly degrade.
2. You Have a Severe Tooth Infection
If you have a severe tooth infection that requires extraction, you may be given the choice of receiving a root canal or an implant. An implant may be the better option if you are looking for a long-term solution that will allow you to keep as much healthy bone tissue as possible.
3. Your Dentures Fit Poorly
If you currently wear dentures that fit poorly and slide around your mouth, you may want to switch to dental implants. All-on-4® dental implants give you the convenience of dentures combined with the durability and sturdiness of dental implants. It is possible to replace all of your missing teeth in a single day with the All-on-4® procedure.
Schedule Your Appointment
Dental implants can restore your appearance and quality of life. To find out if you are a good candidate for implant placement, contact The Lakes Family Dental and schedule an appointment with Drs. Jeffrey Alvarado or Gregorio Salinas.
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