Many North Americans can use dental implants to improve or maintain their smile. This technology can be a solution to the many problems associated with missing teeth, including loss of jawbone density, insufficient chewing capacity, slurred speech, and self-consciousness or embarrassment. Are dental implants right for you? Here are four reasons they just might be the solution you require.
1. You have a badly damaged tooth
Most dentists will do everything in their power to salvage a badly cracked or broken tooth. In these instances, dental implants can be the next
best thing. The original tooth will be completely extracted and then replaced with the titanium post and crown components of the dental implant.
2. You have missing teeth
If you’ve been living with missing teeth for a while, you may be well-acquainted with the earlier mentioned difficulties chewing and slurred speech. What’s more, you may be reluctant to laugh or smile because you’re embarrassed by the gaps in your grin. But this is no way to live. Dental implants can eradicate these problems, and the best part is that they can be tinted to match the rest of your teeth, so no one but you and your Edmonton general dentist will ever know you have them.
3. Your partial or full dentures are causing you problems
Loose-fitting dentures can make it difficult to speak and eat. They might also be a source of self-consciousness due to fear they might slip out. Worse, they may be causing you painful sores! But even properly fitting dentures can be problematic. Certainly biting into a crisp apple or eating corn on the cob could be out of the question. With dental implants, you can hopefully be much more confident in what you eat. They sit permanently in your mouth and unlike dentures, require no care beyond the daily brushing and flossing you normally practice.
4. You’re experiencing bone loss in your jaw
One of the worst parts about losing your teeth is that eventually, the supporting jawbone under them will resorb. Without healthy tooth roots to activate the bone tissue, the body will start to break it down. This unfortunate situation frequently results in sagging cheeks and a sunken or caved-in look to your face. Dental implants with their titanium posts are an ideal solution to the problem as they promote natural bone growth in the same way natural teeth do.
Find out more about dental implants in Edmonton, contact the general dentists at Clearwater Dental Clinic today