Are you sick of dealing with the messy adhesives and slippage that come with wearing dentures? Or maybe you suffering with pain from a severely cracked or broken tooth? Do you find yourself afraid to smile because you’re self-conscious about the gaps in your smile from missing teeth?
No matter which predicament you’re in, Dr. Mark Sowell at Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX, would like you to be educated about what dental implants can do for you and your dental issues. So join us as we discuss why you may need dental implants.
1. You have a severely cracked tooth or a broken tooth that cannot be saved.
If you’re living with a painful, cracked or broken tooth, a dental crown or a dental implant may be your best options to restore the functionality to your smile. Although dentists always try their best to save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, sometimes a tooth is just too damaged. If the tooth is beyond repair, it may need to be extracted. If this happens, a dental implant — a fully functioning prosthetic that looks just like a natural tooth — can restore your smile. Implants have a 95% satisfaction rate — in fact, some people forget they even have them!
2. You are missing one or more of your natural teeth.
Embarrassing gaps in your smile where you are missing teeth can make you self-conscious about smiling, talking or eating in public. The implant will fill in the space where your natural tooth was once located. It will look and feel just like your natural teeth too.
3. You have loose-fitting partials or a loose-fitting denture.
Loose-fitting dentures or partials can easily make you anxious, constantly worrying about your dentures becoming loose or even slipping out when you are talking or eating. Implants are an excellent alternative to dentures and partials since they are permanently attached, you will never need to worry about this, nor deal with messy adhesives.
4. You are starting to experience bone loss (in the jaw area).
Jaw bone tissue can begin to deteriorate in the spaces where teeth have been lost without roots stimulating new tissue to grow. With implants, they are inserted directly into the missing tooth’s socket, acting as a new artificial tooth root. Since they are typically made of titanium or zirconium, they are able to naturally bond to the bone in a process called osseointegration which makes them even more secure and stable.
5. You have a sunken-in look to your facial appearance.
Did you ever notice the sunken-in or caved-in look that some denture-wearers have on a daily basis? Unfortunately, this is a common problem for patients with patients who wear dentures due to bone loss as you grow older. Since dentures do not stimulate bone growth as implants do, the bone continues to deteriorate over time, resulting in the sunken-in, caved-in appearance. Preventing the deterioration of jaw bone tissue also prevents mouth regression — the shrunken appearance that the mouths of many denture-wearers have. Dental implants resolve this problem by stimulating bone growth in the jaw around the implant.
Dental Implants in Plano, TX
Live in or near Plano? Call Sensational Smiles at (972) 382-6855 for a complimentary implants consultation with Dr. Sowell or schedule with us online. We look forward to helping you have the smile you’ve always wanted!