Six Situations Where Dental Implants Can Bring Benefit

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If you're having dental issues, it's important to determine what the best solution is so that you can enjoy good dental health well into the future. If you need teeth replaced, you may have numerous options to choose from.

The following are six dental situations in which dental implants may be the best long term solution: 

You are missing a significant number of your natural teeth.

Probably the best solution for replacing natural teeth is dental implants. Dental implants most closely resemble natural teeth. Dentures and crowns will never feel as natural as dental implants. 

Any patients who have enough bone mass to support dental implants and are missing natural teeth should consider the advantages of dental implants and determine if they're right for their unique situation.

Some of your teeth are damaged by severe cracks or breaks.

If teeth become so severely cracked or broken that they cannot be fixed with restorative dentistry, dental implants may be a valid solution.

Some teeth are so badly cracked that common techniques like dental bonding cannot quite remedy the issue. In these situations, implants can replace damaged teeth.

Your dentures do not fit well.

If dentures fit poorly, patients might do well to replace them with implants. Dentures are a removable type of tooth that can become increasingly loose over time. On the other hand, implants are permanent and will not loosen over time. 

You are experiencing frequent infections leading to cavities and root canal needs.

Dental implants cannot become infected from bacteria and develop cavities. If your teeth are in bad shape and are prone to developing cavities, it's probably a good idea to opt for dental implants to replace them.

Your gums and mouths look and feel sunken in.

Over time, those who wear dentures can develop a sunk-in look to their gums. This happens due to bone loss. 

Unfortunately, dentures do not stimulate bone growth and do not require bone to bond with them. On the other hand, dental implants do bond directly with a patient's jaw bone. Dental implants can therefore often fortify a patient's jaw line rather than weakening it.

You're having trouble with everyday activities like eating and talking.

Once you get used to implants, they will feel just like natural teeth. On the other hand, dentures and other tooth replacement options like crowns can make talking and eating difficult. You should therefore consider implants if you have problems with everyday tasks like eating and talking.

Contact a dental implant treatment service for more help.


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