How Do I Know I Need Dental Implants?

How Do I Know I Need Dental Implants?Are you tired of the messy adhesives and slippage that come with dentures? Or maybe you are living with pain from a broken or severely cracked tooth? Are you hesitant about smiling because you’re missing teeth?

No matter which situation you’re in, Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX, would like you to be educated about dental implants to discover whether they can be a solution for your dental problems.

1. You have a severely cracked tooth or a broken tooth.

Although dentists usually want to save teeth if possible, if the tooth is beyond repair,  tooth extraction and replacement with an implant may be the best solution. The implant will restore your ability to chew all your favorite foods.

2. You are missing one or more of your natural teeth.

Missing teeth can be embarrassing, making you feel self-conscious about smiling, talking or eating in public. Implants are designed to look and feel like your own natural teeth so if you do need one, you can feel confident in your restored smile.

3. You have loose-fitting partials or a loose-fitting denture.

Dentures and partials require you to remove them for cleaning and need messy adhesive applied to stay in place and it doesn’t always work. But implants are an excellent alternative to dentures and partials. You will no longer have to fear your dentures becoming loose or falling out while talking or eating. Implants are cleaned just like your natural teeth with brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dental hygienist.

4. You are starting to experience bone loss (in the jaw area).

Jaw bone tissue can begin to deteriorate with the roots of teeth stimulating it to grow. With implants, the implant itself is embedded into the missing tooth’s socket and acts as the artificial tooth root. These titanium and zirconium roots naturally bond to the bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. Preventing the erosion of jaw bone tissue also prevents regression of the mouth — the shrunken appearance that the mouths of many denture-wearers have.

Dental Implants in Plano, TX

Live in or near Plano? Call Sensational Smiles at (972) 382-6855 for a free implant consultation with Dr. Sowell or schedule with us online. We can help you have a complete, healthy smile that will boost your confidence.