Have you ever had to have a tooth pulled due to a cavity, decay, or other damage? You may be experiencing issues, such as a shift in your teeth, that have you considering dental implants. Dental implants are porcelain teeth that are implanted into your gum using a post that is drilled into place. The procedure is relatively quick and painless and the results are amazing. While dental implants may not be the best option for everyone, here are three reasons dental implants should be considered.
Getting a tooth pulled can be a scary experience on its own, but hearing that, over time, your remaining teeth will begin moving to fill the space left behind can be downright terrifying. When a tooth is removed from your mouth, the remaining teeth will gradually shift as a way to fill the space. This a normal occurrence, but it can be prevented with dental implants. Once the tooth is removed and the extraction site is healed, your dentist can begin installing your dental implant to hold your teeth in place.
People who suffer from weak, brittle, or decaying teeth often consider having all of their teeth pulled in exchange for dental implants. This type of implant is similar to dentures although more permanent. One thing to consider with this option is that porcelain implants are not as strong and durable as your natural teeth or dentures. If you are considering this option, it is important to discuss this with your dentist.
In many cases, you may need to get a tooth or two pulled before your orthodontist can begin braces. While braces provide a controlled shift of your teeth, there still may be a small but noticeable gap left behind. In some cases, if the gap is large enough, your orthodontist may recommend implants to improve your perfect smile. Another reason an orthodontist may recommend implants is in the event that a tooth didn't come in with the rest of your adult teeth. If this tooth is in a noticeable area, your dentist may recommend an implant tooth be placed in that spot.
Dental implants are a great option for those who are missing one or two teeth and wish to have a perfect smile without fussing over removable dentures. If you are considering dental implants as an option to improve your smile, contact a clinic, like Adam Dental Clinic, for a consultation.