4 Warning Signs You May Be in the Market for a Dental Implant

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Your smile is one of the best accessories you can have. Everyone wants to show off those pearly whites, but what if something happens and your smile isn’t the best it can be?

That’s where cosmetic dentistry can come in. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental implants can all be inserted to make you smile again all day long. While each option was created for a specific purpose, if you are missing a tooth or several teeth, a dental implant is the day to go. Here are some warning signs that you could be a candidate for a dental implant in the near future.

  1. You are missing a tooth or many teeth
    Dental implants were developed as a way to fix the appearance of missing teeth. If you have completely lost a tooth, an implant could be exactly what you need to feel confident again.
  2. You have loose dentures or partials
    Your dentures are there to make smiling, eating, and talking easy again. But if you’re consistently worried about a loose denture or partial tooth falling out, an implant may be the way to go. A tooth implant will look and feel just like a natural tooth and anchor your dentures to your mouth so there is no slip.
  3. Your cheeks are sunken in
    When a person loses their teeth, their jaw bone stops becoming stimulated and there is no regrowth of critical tissue. So then, the jaw starts to regress as no tissues are being stimulated to grow. This results in a sunken facial appearance, but it is nothing a dental implant cannot fix. When you chew with an implant, your jaw will become stimulated and slowly replace the tissue it has lost.
  4. You have problems when eating
    Eating should never be difficult. Missing a tooth puts undue stress on your gums and remaining teeth when you chew that can sometimes end in pain. An implant can fix these problems in no time at all, and make it easier to bite down evenly.

Dental implants can fix many problems you may be having with your smile. They are an incredibly common procedure, especially considering that 3 million people have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, don’t hesitate to come to our office for a consultation.