Dental implants are a great way to bridge the gaps that missing teeth create in your smile. Besides the aesthetic benefits of replacing your confidence in your smile, they also help keep the structure of your jawbone intact. There are several reasons why you might consider getting dental implants.
Each situation and each smile is very particular and we would like to invite you to contact our team here at Alluvial Dental to assess your specific needs. Our team is knowledgeable in this subject and will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to make a final decision on this topic. However, we still wanted to highlight some of the reasons our patients have had to opt for dental implants.
Missing Teeth or Tooth
This is often the most common reason for patients to opt for dental implants. Missing teeth or a tooth can tamper with your confidence. The good news is that dental implants exist.
A dental implant is matched to your unique smile so that your new tooth or teeth look as if they had always been with you. Our team will create a unique implant that will take into account the height, color, and depth of your other teeth. This will provide you with a permanent solution to the problem!
Infected Tooth or Teeth in Need of Removal
Infected teeth have the ability to be saved through certain procedures. This is especially true if the infection is caught early on. This is exactly why bi-annual checkups are so necessary. Having said that, there are times when the infection will cause the tooth to be extracted.
Many patients struggle with the notion that their tooth will be removed. If you are in this position, please know that dental implants are a great substitute. Once your tooth is removed, the dental implant can take its place. It will be strong and solid, just like your real tooth once was.
Broken or Cracked Tooth or Teeth
Unfortunately there are not too many options when a tooth or several teeth crack. Essentially we can either insert a dental crown or a dental implant. Ideally, we will try our best to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible but that is not always feasible.
There are times when teeth break below the gingival line and the only option is extraction. In this type of scenario, dental implants are a wonderful alternative.
Loose Dentures or Partials
If you are experiencing loose dentures, please know that you are not alone. It is unfortunate that so many patients experience this. We wish that this conversation would be brought up to us earlier on in our patients’ journeys with dentures! This would allow us to address and resolve the problem faster.
One of the best alternatives to resolve this issue are dental implants. Implants look and feel like your natural teeth. Many of our patients find a deep relief when they move from loose dentures to dental implants. Their only regret was not speaking to our team about their problem sooner.
Sunken-In Facial Features
While dentures are a very good option for many patients, it also does come with some setbacks. We mentioned the uncomfortable part of it but the truth is that there is also the issue of potential sunken-in facial features. Dentures do not have the ability to stimulate the jawbone. This means that the jawbone is not encouraged to regrow critical tissues which means that it begins to regress. This causes some facial features to look sunken-in.
On the other hand, dental implants are secured into your jawbone. The jawbone actually fuses with the insert as it would with your natural teeth. This means that it begins to regrow its tissues, providing a solution to the sunken-in facial features.
Dental implants can seem intimidating to some patients. The truth is that there are many benefits to them. The reasons above are just a few of the reasons our patients have had to choose dental implants. We know that you might have your own particular set of reasons for considering this procedure. We would love to invite you to book an appointment at our clinic so that we can assess your own unique situation. Alternatively, feel free to submit a photo of your teeth to get a detailed quote before you come in! Our team would love to help you gain your confidence back through your smile!