9 Signs You Need a Dental Implant

Signs You Need a Dental Implant

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material that fuses with your jawbone over time. They are a popular choice among patients because they look and feel like natural teeth and can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Here are 9 signs that you may need dental implants:

You have an infected tooth.

An infected tooth is a tooth that has been damaged by bacteria. The bacteria can cause inflammation and swelling of the tooth and gums, and can lead to infection. If left untreated, an infection can spread to the jawbone and other parts of the body. Infected teeth are typically treated with root canal therapy. If the infection is severe, the tooth may need to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant.

You have a broken tooth.

A broken tooth is a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. Teeth can either chip or fracture, and both types of damage can usually be repaired using a dental filling or dental crown. However, some types of damage may be too severe to fix with a filling or crown. Fractured tooth roots are also hard to fix since they are below the gums. If the damage to a tooth is too severe or if the root has been damaged, the tooth may need to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant.

You have one or more missing teeth.

before and after dental implants

There are a number of reasons why teeth may fall out such as: gum disease, tooth decay, or trauma. When teeth are missing, it can cause a number of problems such as: difficulty eating, speaking and smiling. Additionally, gaps in the teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift out of place. They can also lead to bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and prevent these problems from occurring.

Your dentures are loose.

Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are used to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are held in place by suction or adhesive, but over time they can become loose. This can be due to weight loss, bone loss, or gum disease. When dentures become loose, it can make eating and speaking difficult. Additionally, they can also cause sores on the gums, which can be uncomfortable and unsightly. When dentures start to become loose, dental implants can be used to anchor dentures in place and prevent them from sliding.

Your dental bridge is loose.

A dental bridge is a type of dental prosthetic that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is made up of two crowns that are placed on the teeth next to the gap and a false tooth in between. The false tooth is held in place by the crowns. Dental bridges can become loose over time due to: gum disease, tooth decay, or trauma. When this happens, it can make eating and speaking difficult. Additionally, the loose bridge can also damage the teeth next to the gap. Dental implants can be used to support a dental bridge and prevent it from becoming loose.

Your face has a sunken-in appearance.

When teeth are missing, it can cause the face to have a sunken-in appearance. This is because there is no longer any support from the teeth for the cheeks and lips. Additionally, bone loss in the jaw can also contribute to a sunken-in appearance. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth and prevent bone loss in the jaw. This will help to restore the support for the cheeks and lips and prevent the face from looking sunken-in. In fact, getting dental implants can make you look years younger since they restore your natural facial contour.

You don’t want to deal with dentures.

Dentures are a common solution for missing teeth, but they can be uncomfortable and difficult to care for. Additionally, they need to be replaced every few years as they wear down and/or loose their fit. Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures since they are permanent and don’t need to be replaced. Additionally, they are much easier to care for than dentures and don’t need to be removed at night.

You struggle to chew food.

Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew food properly. This is because there is less surface area to bite down on. Additionally, missing teeth can also cause the remaining teeth to shift out of place. This can make it even more difficult to chew food properly. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth and help you to chew food properly again.

You feel insecure about your smile.

Missing teeth can cause you to feel insecure about your smile. Additionally, gaps in the teeth can make you appear older than you actually are. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth, restore your facial contour, and help you to feel confident about your smile again.

In Conclusion

If you are experiencing any of these problems, then you may need a dental implant. Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth and can help to restore your smile. If you think you may need a dental implant, then please contact us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you. Thanks for reading!

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Fredrick Farahi, DDS, PC - SmileMclean Dentistry

Fredrick Farahi, DDS, PC

Dr. Fredrick Farahi, a native of Northern Virginia, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. in 1990. Since then, Dr. Farahi’s continuing education has ventured him toward more challenging areas of Dentistry, including Cosmetic Dentistry, Reconstructive Dentistry, and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Farahi is passionate about keeping up with the latest advances in dentistry.

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