Three Signs You Need Dental Implants

Bloomfield Hills Dental Implants

Anyone missing a tooth or several teeth is a strong candidate for dental implants. This can offer a permanent solution to the problems of tooth decay and missing teeth, as well as provide structural support for the entire mouth.

Most importantly you will be able to chew your food normally, regain lost confidence, and live a healthier life. Dental implants are generally preferred by dentists over dental bridges because they will last longer and give your teeth a more natural appearance. In addition, they also function in the same way as natural teeth.

If you have any questions, after reading this article, feel free to contact us.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants are much more convenient and require far less maintenance than dentures, which must be removed for cleaning and maintenance. Dental bridges are not anchored to the gums, therefore they are not as sturdy as dental implants.

Relieve yourself of the burden of dentures and bridges. Dental implants provide you with the freedom you need to live your life without the hassles of not being able to eat what you want.

Here are the 3 signs you need dental implants.

1. You Wear Uncomfortable Dentures

Tired of wearing dentures that slip when you’re trying to eat or talk? Ask our dentist if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure.

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium that is placed in your jawbone. Over time, the implant will fuse to your jawbone. This gives your dental crown the ultimate stability as you go about your day.

Dentures also do nothing to prevent bone loss in your jaw. This is because you need either natural tooth roots or implants to stimulate the bone tissue and keep it healthy. Without these, the body will absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. Eventually, this will lead to facial collapse.

Once you experience facial collapse, your dentures will be more difficult to fit. To learn more, check out our other blog post on the differences between dentures and dental implants.

2. You’re Missing One or More Teeth

You should consider replacing a tooth soon after it has been lost. This will prevent bone loss, the shifting of teeth, or bite imbalance. The best part is that dental implants may last a lifetime if you practice good oral hygiene. Implants can also be created to match your other teeth so your smile looks and feels natural.

Dental implants will allow you to eat, smile, and talk to your heart's content while giving you a higher quality of life with your restored and healthy mouth.

So, don’t wait any longer. If you have missing teeth and want to regain the quality of life you miss, request an appointment with our dental implant dentist.

Dental implants will give you something to smile about!

3. You’re a Candidate for a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a restoration comprised of two dental crowns and a false tooth. The false tooth is held in place by dental crowns on adjacent teeth.

The only problem with a dental bridge is that you have to remove healthy tooth structure from adjacent teeth to place crowns. A dental implant doesn’t have this problem because you’re just filling in the empty space while leaving other teeth alone. In this way, a dental implant is less invasive than a bridge.

If you’re a candidate for a dental bridge, ask our dentist if you could get an implant instead.

Learn More About Dental Implants

So, when is the best time to get a dental implant?

Our dentist in Bloomfield Hills, MI, would be more than happy to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. To request an appointment with Glenn Spencer DDS, call (248) 646-6363.

This blog post has been updated.