Are you considering getting dental implants to replace missing, cracked or broken teeth? Before you make a decision, learn more about this treatment option and find out whether it will ease your pain, improve your appearance and deliver the lasting benefits you want.
What Are Implants?
Dental implants are a revolutionary permanent treatment method for patients who are missing teeth or who must have teeth removed. One tooth or multiple teeth can be replaced. A titanium screw is placed in the root of the old tooth and a customized porcelain crown is placed on top. Your teeth will be returned to their original, unblemished state, allowing you to eat and drink with no restrictions — it will be like you have your old teeth back again.
You Want to Restore a Realistic Smile
Of course, dental implants are not the only way patients can restore missing teeth. You can get custom-fitted dentures as well. While dentures also may seem like a reasonable choice, a common complaint from patients who have opted for dentures over implants is that the teeth look false. Dentures do not provide the same quality and bright appearance of porcelain implants.
You Aren’t Happy with Dentures or Bridges
Also, in many cases, your mouth can become sore from wearing your denture or bridge all day. The device may come loose during the day or cause you pain when you are eating or drinking. In contrast, once a dental implant is placed and heals, you will not feel discomfort. Your mouth will feel natural and you will be pain-free.
Your Missing Teeth Affect Your Daily Life
Do you have to watch what you eat due to your current dental device? Do you have difficulty chewing and swallowing? Do you spend too much time cleaning and adjusting your bridge or denture?
Dental implants are the solution. Other than regular brushing and flossing, no extra care is needed to keep the fixture in good condition. You also will no longer have to monitor the types of foods you eat. You are free to begin eating all of your old favorite snacks once again.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Dental implants are successful additions to a healthy mouth. In order to be a good candidate for the procedure, you should have no reoccurring periodontal disease, and you should have a strong jaw and bone structure remaining where the teeth are missing. It’s best if you do not smoke or quit smoking before the procedure, as smoking prolongs the healing process and contributes to overall negative oral health.
Consult with the team at Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery if you are interested in learning more about dental implants and whether this form of treatment could improve your dental health and your overall quality of life.