Signs you may need dental implants
- Posted on: Feb 14 2021
Dental implants are a restorative solution often used for patients who are missing one or multiple teeth. With dental implants, you don’t have to worry about having them fixed or adjusted regularly, and with proper care, they typically last a lifetime. One of the most beneficial aspects of dental implants is that they typically have a high success rate for placement, and restorations made for dental implants look completely natural! Below are just a few of the more common signs that you may need dental implants!
- Missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause the smile to look less than perfect, and make it difficult to speak clearly and eat properly. With a dental implant, patients can replace one or more teeth effectively, improving oral health, appearance, and function of the smile.
- Loose denture. If you deal regularly with loose dentures, it’s time to avoid the embarrassment and enjoy an alternative solution that can help keep these restorations in place. Many patients ask about implant-retained dentures which use dental implants to hold them firmly in place.
- Infected tooth. If a tooth has become infected, it can sometimes be resolved by performing root canal therapy. However, if this procedure does not save the tooth, it will need to be permanently extracted and replaced with an effective solution such as an implant.
- Bone loss. Bone loss that occurs in denture wearers is often known as bone resorption. This is caused by the lack of teeth that keep the jaw bone healthy and strong. Dental implants placed in the jaw can stimulate bone growth through osseointegration and help restore a “sunken in” appearance to the mouth area.
Are you considering dental implants?
Contact the team at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center to determine if you are a candidate and can benefit from this or other restorative solutions for the smile. Call (281) 557-8097 to schedule a consultation with our team at 202 West Medical Center Boulevard in Webster, TX. We are committed to providing new and current patients in the community with quality dental care solutions, including the placement and restoration of dental implants.