3 Common Signs You May Need Dental Implants

25 June 2021
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


Dental implants are essential to keeping your dental formula in shape and helping to brighten your smile every day, anywhere you go. Gone are the days you had to worry about getting unstable dentures to replace your uprooted teeth or put up with painful broken, and cracked teeth to avoid uprooting them. 

Today, you can have your tooth uprooted and the dents filled with befitting dental implants in a quick and successful process. However, not everyone understands when the time is right to get a dental implant. Here are some most common signs you should get dental implant treatment as soon as possible.

Severely Cracked or Broken Tooth That's Beyond Salvation

Your dentist will only suggest you remove your severely broken or cracked tooth because there's little that can be done to save it. However, removing the tooth doesn't mean doom for you for your entire life. You can have the tooth replaced with a dental implant that perfectly fits into space.

Remember, your tooth is only extracted when every effort to save most of the tooth's natural parts fails. So, the implant looks and works exactly like your tooth; you won't have to worry about people noticing any difference in your dental formula. 

Your Dentures Aren't Fitting Perfectly

Dentures that don't fit correctly are not only going to fall off unexpectedly but will also cause pain and discomfort anytime you have them on. If your dentures are giving you such a hard time, it could be time to consider having dental implants in place of the dentures. The dental implants will give you the comfort of natural teeth and give you an easy time chewing food or talking.

With implants, you won't have to worry about irritating gums and unending pain since they stay in place once fixed. However, your dentist should discuss the pros and cons of dental implants over dentures before continuing with the dental implant treatment process. 

Your Facial Appearance Is Sunken In 

Another effect of using dentures is it causes your face to have a sunken-in appearance, especially in the mouth and chin areas. This is because dentures do not stimulate the jawbone to initiate the regrowth of important tissues that shape facial appearance. The jaw, therefore, continues to lose bone with time, and as you grow older, you lose your normal facial appearance as well.

To learn more information about getting a dental implant, reach out to a dentist near you.