You may have missing or damaged teeth, which could leave you feeling insecure about your smile. The damaged teeth may result in you being constantly in pain. It is safe to say this may be the time to consider dental implants. Dental implants are a great option to replace missing or damaged teeth and can be useful in several different situations. Not only can they improve the appearance of your mouth, but they are also an effective solution to a wide array of dental health issues.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial teeth that fill in the gaps within your smile where you have lost a tooth. The “roots” of the implants are inserted directly into your jawbone tissue, causing them to bond naturally with the bone. The “roots” are a type of titanium screw that will work to ensure that the implant tooth has a solid, stable base.
When you have healed, an abutment crown is placed on the implant. These abutments provide additional support for the artificial teeth and secure your crowns in place. Your dentist will create a custom dental crown that looks natural and will match the shape, size, and shade of your natural teeth.
The process of inserting dental implants may involve several visits to the dentist, over a period of about three to nine months.
When Exactly Do You Need Dental Implants?
A majority of the population at any given time are missing at least one tooth. It can be a struggle to feel confident when you smile due to this. You may hide your mouth behind your hands, or, in some cases, the missing tooth may cause you to produce a slight “whistle” when you speak. Dental implants will help to remedy these situations.
When you have damaged or missing teeth, it may result in you experiencing difficulty in chewing. You may decide to have a dental implant procedure to ease the discomfort and pain associated with this. In most cases, your healthy teeth are forced to do most of the grunt work, causing them to wear down quickly. Exposed nerve-endings may result in you experiencing extreme pain from when you chew. By replacing your missing teeth, you take the pressure off your other teeth, helping you avoid other issues such as a misaligned or crooked smile.
Experience some tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink certain foods? People who experience serious oral health issues and damaged teeth are more susceptible to feel pain and sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. Even the act of brushing your teeth can cause irritation and pain in the teeth and gums. Daily even somewhat mundane acts – such as drinking water, eating ice cream, or sipping soup can cause some discomfort. Replacing these problematic teeth with implant-supported crowns can get rid of these sensitivities.
Broken or Cracked Teeth
Depending on how severe the damage is, cracked, chipped, and broken teeth can also be difficult to repair with standard cosmetic dental procedures. In some cases, the best solution is to remove the broken tooth altogether to avoid having to deal with it in the future. Your dental provider will place a dental implant which is incredibly sturdy and durable.
The most important reason to consider dental implants is to protect your oral health, while also strengthening your overall health and well-being. Untreated dental infections and disease are likely to increase your risk for strokes, heart attacks, and other serious medical issues. It is not something you should ignore and sometimes the extraction of a severely infected tooth is the best option. You will then receive a dental implant, which will leave you both healthy and free from the pain of a dental infection.
If you are in constant pain due to sensitive or damaged teeth, it may be time to get dental implants. You deserve the best possible care and attention. Contact Mathee Dental Studio, where we offer a wide variety of dental treatments and solutions.