It can be tough to make a decision about your teeth. While many people are concerned with the price of procedures and appliances, other people are concerned about the potential for discomfort. Is it the right time for you to get dental implants? Only you can answer that question, but our dentists can give you some more information about the procedure, explain what can happen if you don’t get them, and tell you about the many benefits that come with new, permanent dental prosthetics.
The two most common candidates for dental implants are people with missing and damaged teeth.
Dental Implants For Missing Teeth
Dental implants are the ideal replacement for missing teeth because they most closely approximate the feel, look, and function of natural teeth without putting any strain on surrounding tissue.
If you have a single missing tooth, you may be surprised to find out that a permanent implant can be as affordable as a non-permanent bridge!
Do you have several missing teeth in a row? Dental implants can fill in empty spaces, and they never need to be taken out to eat or to clean.
Are you missing all of the teeth on your top or bottom jaw? Dental implants can help anchor permanent bridges or dentures, or they can replace missing teeth individually.
While dental implants can be an excellent alternative to dentures, they can also be implanted in order to make your dentures fit better and feel more natural. If you don’t want to undergo a lot of procedures, or you are mostly happy with the way that your dentures fit, a few dental implants to anchor your dentures can make a good thing great!
Dental Implants For Damaged Teeth
Unfortunately, damaged teeth don’t “get better” in the way that a broken bone or an abrasion will eventually heal. There are many things a dentist can do to slow the damage down, but for people with broken teeth or for those with severe periodontal disease, removal may be the only real option.
If you have damaged teeth, a dental implant will stop the pain from getting worse, and it will make you feel and look better. Contact our dental clinic today to find out what the procedure entails and why it might be the right choice for you!
Dental Implants Are Permanent
Many people don’t like the idea of traditional dentures because they don’t want to have an oversized appliance in their mouth that needs to be secured using a combination of suction and adhesive. Others don’t like the idea of having to remove them after eating in order to clean them. While the alternative — not having many, if any, usable teeth — might seem worse, a lot of people don’t want to deal with the hassle of dentures at all.
Dental implants are permanent, which means they don’t have to be removed in order to be cleaned, and they don’t have to be attached using adhesives. Implants are just like your regular teeth in that they are attached directly to your jaw bone. With implants, you’ll never have to take them out at night and leave them in a cup next to the bed. You can eat, talk, speak, and smile like you always have. After just a few days, you’ll probably forget that they aren’t your natural teeth!
Dental Implants Don’t Negatively Affect Other Parts of Your Mouth
Dentures and removable bridges, because they are attached to other parts of your mouth (i.e. your gums and other teeth), can have a negative impact on your mouth. Irritation, bleeding, and general discomfort are all common side effects of some kinds of non-permanent dental appliances. After the post is installed into your jawbone for a dental implant and the permanent implant is attached, they sit in your mouth in exactly the same way that your natural teeth did. No irritation, no rubbing, nothing that feels unnatural.
Dental Implants Can Improve Your Overall Oral Health
As we age, we experience bone loss in our jaw. This is completely natural, and it happens to everyone. However, if you are missing teeth, bone loss speeds up. When you lose enough of the bone in your jaw, it can have a severe impact on the way you look as well as the strength of your jaw. Bone loss can make your face look as if it is “falling in” upon itself, and your jaw can become more brittle, which can cause you to have a more difficult time chewing and speaking.
Because dental implants are installed directly into your jaw, they stimulate tissue growth, which slows further bone loss while making your jaw stronger!
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, make sure to check out this page. If you are ready to see how the dentists at Mer Bleue Dental Centre in Orléans can provide you with a stronger, better-looking smile, contact us for a consultation appointment. We will examine your teeth and provide you with a number of options that are right for your unique situation.