When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

Posted by SMILE MAKERS DENTAL on Mar 4 2022, 12:28 PM

Do you feel uncomfortable when smiling because you have a missing tooth? Are your dentures not fitting well and irritating your gums? Then, it may be time to think about dental implants. 

Tooth loss can be the result of periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injuries. In such cases, dental implants might be a better option than bridges or dentures.

Dr. Gavin Ewing at Smile Makers Dental Care in Concord, California, offers a range of dental implant treatments to help you maintain optimal oral health.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium. They are used to replace missing teeth and are a long-term solution for tooth replacement.

Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

You're Not Comfortable With Your Dentures

In the past, dentures were considered an effective solution for missing teeth. However, dentures can be difficult to maintain, move out of place when you speak or eat, and become uncomfortable to wear. 

With dental implants, you can eat and speak freely and you won’t have to worry about them slipping out.

You Have Severe Tooth Decay

A study published by the University of Louisville in 2016 shows that oral health is related to the health of your brain and heart. An untreated oral infection can increase the risk of brain hemorrhages, heart attack, and cause other medical issues. 

If the tooth decay is so extensive that it cannot be treated with a dental filling, tooth extraction and replacement with a dental implant is the best option. 

You Are Missing One or Several Teeth 

According to a study, more than 178 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. A dental implant is the most efficient long-term solution for replacing a missing tooth and can even be used to support fixed partial or full dentures.

Your Tooth Is Fractured or Broken 

Fractured and broken teeth can sometimes be difficult or impossible to repair with the help of cosmetic procedures. In such cases, the dentist may recommend extracting the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant.    

To learn more about dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ewing at Smile Makers Dental Care in Concord, California. You can reach us at (925) 685-9339 or visit us at 901 Sunvalley Blvd. Suite 240, Concord 94520.

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