5 Signs Dental Implants May Be Right For You

Are you a denture-wearer, but you’re tired of messy denture adhesives and worrying about them slipping while you eat or talk? Or maybe you are having pain due to a broken or cracked tooth?

Dental implants could be the solution for you!

No matter which of the above describes you, Smile Dental Group in East Lancaster, CA, would like to take a few moments to inform you about dental implants to help you decide if they could be right for your dental issues.

So join us as we review 5 indicators that you could benefit from dental implants.

1. You have a severely cracked tooth or a broken tooth.

If you have cracked or broken a tooth, a crown or a complete dental implant may be your only options. While dentists usually strive to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, sometimes teeth are damaged beyond repair. In these cases, the best option might be extraction and replacement with an implant. If your situation does require an implant, rest assured, your Smile Dental Group dentist will ensure it looks and functions just like your natural teeth.

2. You are missing one or more of your natural teeth.

Gaps in your smile can make you self-conscious about smiling, talking or eating in public. Dental implants fill in the space where your natural tooth once lived and will look and feel just like it too.

3. You have loose-fitting partials or a loose-fitting denture.

Loose-fitting dentures or partials can be exasperating to deal with everyday. Implants are a easy-to-maintain alternative to dentures and partials. With implants, you will no longer have to fear your dentures becoming looser throughout the day and possibly falling out in public while talking or eating.

4. You are starting to experience bone loss (in the jaw area).

Missing teeth can actually cause your jaw bone tissue to erode. The root of the implant that is placed in the socket of the jawbone acts is made of titanium or zirconium. Bone tissue is able to bond to these materials naturally. This process of bonding is called osseointegration and it enables the implant’s roots to stimulate jaw bone growth just like the natural tooth roots would, lessening the chance of the bone deteriorating over time.

5. You have a sunken-in look to your facial appearance.

Did you ever notice the sunken-in or caved-in look that the faces of some denture-wearers have? Unfortunately, this is a common side-effect for people who wear dentures due to bone loss as you grow older. Since dentures do engage with the jaw bone tissue like implants, they do not stimulate bone growth. Therefore, the bone continues to deteriorate over time, causing that sunken-in, caved-in appearance already mentioned. Dental implants resolve this issue by stimulating bone growth in the jaw around the implant (See #4 above for details).

Dental Implants in East Lancaster, CA

If you live in or near East Lancaster, CA, call Smile Dental Group today at (661) 302-4416 for an implants consultation with one of our skilled and professional dentists or schedule with us online. We look forward to helping your smile your best!