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Do You Need Dental Implants?

Missing teeth can cause a number of issues, including difficulty chewing and low self-esteem. Luckily, with today’s ever-changing dental technology there are a number of options for people looking to replace a missing tooth. Partial or complete dentures are removable options, but if you’re in the market for a fixed, more durable option, then dental implants are the perfect solution!

It’s never ideal to lose one of your permanent teeth. Thankfully, there are a number of reasons to consider a dental implant. The most obvious reason for getting a dental implant is to replace one or more missing teeth. While seemingly cosmetic, doing so can also prevent adjacent teeth from moving into the open area and causing issues with your bite, joints, and alignment. In addition, dental implants are a great way to restore confidence in a patient and their smile, as well as aid in speech, digestion, and chewing. Patients who have artificial teeth placed may also do so in order to restore facial tissues or create a more stable anchor for their current set of dentures.

Nowadays, getting dental implants is a relatively common procedure. Despite this, many people still don’t know what goes into the process of placing these new false teeth. When talking with your dentist, there are two potential goals for your implants. One goal is to replace one or more teeth with a fixed, unmovable final solution. This requires multiple x-rays and impressions of your teeth and jaw to figure out where and how to place the implant. This is based on your bone structure, gum tissue, and the spacing available for the implant. Over the span of one or more visits, your dentist will surgically place the implant and any additional support posts needed to keep the tooth in place. Once the implant location has properly healed, the artificial tooth will be made and fitted to the open area of your mouth.

The other goal one might have for their dental implant is full denture stability. If you’re currently using dentures, dental implants are a good way to ensure they stay in place. This is because once placed, the implants can be used to easily snap dentures on and off the artificial teeth. The dentures will still have to be removed regularly to properly clean them, but the extra stability helps them sit in the correct position in your mouth and more easily stabilize. No matter the final goal, getting dental implants is a low-pain alternative that grants you the peace of mind that comes with having a full set of teeth.

If you’re considering a dental implant, schedule an appointment with our team today. Our dentists will be happy to discuss your options, create a treatment plan, and coordinate the necessary appointments needed. No matter the reason for wanting them, dental implants are a great alternative to natural teeth, are relatively low pain to install, and will keep your smile full for years to come.

Give us a call to book your dental consult at 562-434-6414 or request an appointment using our online scheduling tool here.

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