At the office of Dr. Wayne Suway, we think any patient with tooth loss should consider dental implants. Implant dentistry is the most unrivaled solution in teeth replacement. They bring a host of benefits that traditional dentures or bridges are unable to provide. But if you need to have a straightforward checklist of reasons to get dental implants, we can help.
Here are 5 signs that dental implants may be right for you:
#1 You Have Missing Teeth
This is an obvious but unavoidable pre-requisite to considering dental implants. Regardless of why you lost your permanent teeth, dental implants can be a lasting, life-like replacement. You can expect your dental implants to feel as natural as they look.
#2 You Have Unstable Teeth
Maybe you haven’t lost any teeth yet, but you have some that are on the brink of falling out or needing extraction. When a tooth has lost stability (become loose or severely broken), it is a smart time to go ahead and consider dental implants. You may be able to schedule your tooth extraction and dental implant placement in the same visit.
#3 Your Dentures Don’t Fit Well
If your dentures keep falling out, slipping or rubbing against your gums, you don’t have to settle with this type of replacement teeth. In fact, you can gain a more comfortable and long-term solution by anchoring your dentures with dental implants. This is called implant dentures or implant-supported dentures.
#4. Your Face Has a Sunken Appearance
Dental bridges and traditional dentures that simply rest on the gum line may eventually bring structural changes within your jaw and lower face. This occurs when there is no tooth root to stimulate the jaw and help it to retain its form. Dental implants, however, provide an artificial tooth root to help prevent a sunken or hallowed appearance in the lower face.
#5 You’re Insecure About Your Smile
Whether you have gaps in your smile from missing teeth or you struggle with loose dentures, you can regain your confidence with dental implants. Enhancing the appearance and the function of your smile can help you feel secure about yourself – even after missing teeth.
Ready to consider dental implants? Still have questions about whether or not implant dentistry is right for you? We are here to help you and guide you at the office of Dr. Wayne Suway. Call our Marietta clinic today.