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One or more damaged, missing, or infected teeth in your mouth can cause pain, discomfort, embarrassment, and more. Implant restoration may be the solution. Dental implants can be a great way to fix a broken smile. Many dentists also use implants to help secure larger forms of artificial dentition such as dentures. All implants can help you maintain your mouth's function and your self-confidence. Check out some reasons below for why you might want or need dental implants and talk to your dentist to see if they are right for your situation.
1. Damaged teeth
If you suffer from chipped, cracked, or broken teeth, you might need dental implants to fully restore your smile. Damaged dentition can be a source of embarrassment for people in several ways. Injured teeth can cause malfunctions while eating, feel uncomfortable, and look wrong. More severe cases can even lead to some speech issues such as unwanted whistling and slurring of words. Implant restoration can remove these damaged teeth and fix these troubles by replacing the impaired teeth with new, artificial ones that fit comfortably, look natural, and work well in your mouth.
2. Missing teeth
Missing teeth can also create chewing, eating, speaking, and appearance problems as well. Whether you are missing your teeth because of health issues, trauma, or a lack of proper oral hygiene, missing teeth can be both physically and mentally distressing. Implant restoration can replace these kinds of gaps in dentition with sturdy, natural-looking artificial teeth and help you gain back confidence in the look, feel, and function of your mouth. Implants are a particularly great solution for patients who are missing highly visible front teeth or a large number of teeth.
3. Loose-fitting teeth
Implants can help patients who suffer from weak and wobbly natural teeth and ill-fitting artificial teeth as well. If you can easily move around one or more of your natural teeth, you might want to speak with your dentist about replacing those teeth with implant restorations. Similar to how damaged or missing teeth affect chewing and speech, unsecured teeth may also at times cause serious issues in the function and feel of your mouth. Implants can help restore these qualities and put your mind at ease about your smile.
Implants can also help secure bridges and dentures in your mouth to give them a better, more natural feeling and appearance. One very common complaint about dentures is that they slide around or fall out completely while a person is talking or eating. This can be incredibly humiliating for an individual. Implants can hold firmly to dentures so that they comfortably and precisely move along with your jaw as natural teeth do. Implants can also help keep dentures and other artificial teeth inside your mouth where they belong.
4. Infected teeth
Tooth decay and gum disease are serious health concerns that may require dental implant restoration. Both cavities and periodontitis can lead to pain, bleeding, and tooth loss. If left untreated, mouth infections may even spread to other parts of your body and create further concerns. Dentists can remove the infected tissue and place an implant there instead to help keep you happy, healthy, and comfortable with your mouth.
5. Shrinking jawbone
A less visible but no less important reason why you may want an implant restoration is to help prevent significant jawbone loss. Missing teeth roots from the gums and jawbone can lead to jawbone deterioration. Natural tooth roots transmit the pressures created by chewing into the jawbone, thereby maintaining its form and function. Without the presence of these chewing forces, the jawbone begins to deteriorate and stop growing. The post portion of an implant serves as an artificial tooth root. It osseointegrates, or grows and fuses with the jawbone in which it is embedded, and transmits these necessary forces into the jaw as a natural tooth root does. Swiftly replacing any missing teeth with implants helps stimulate the jawbone to continue its natural function and keeps your entire mouth healthy and strong.
Implant restoration can be your path to a healthy, strong, natural-looking, and confidence-inducing smile. Man-made dental implants can replace damaged, decaying, loose, or missing teeth, to help restore both the function and appearance of your mouth. They are also useful for maintaining a strong, healthy jaw. If you suffer from any of the above dental conditions, speak to your dentist about whether or not implants might be the right solution for you.
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