Being uncomfortable with your smile can negatively affect just about every aspect of your life. If you are in pain because your teeth are damaged, your physical health is probably taking a toll. Your self-esteem is undoubtedly lower than it would be if you felt good about the appearance of your teeth and you might have very little social life due to your lack of confidence. In short, if you have noticed your quality of life declining because of your smile, it might be time to start thinking about getting dental implants.
Implants are screwed into the jawbone, carefully avoiding the sinus cavity. Your dentist will make sure to put your implants in sections of your bone that have not significantly deteriorated. In order to attach a dental implant, the soft tissue of your gum is opened to expose the bone below. Then, the implant is attached, and your gum is sutured shut; it will completely heal.
You will be numb during your dental implant procedure and, in many offices, you may request nitrous oxide or even general anesthesia to calm your nerves and help you get through the process. In this guide, you will learn more about both single and multiple dental implants.
Single Tooth Implant Information
If you have a particular tooth that is giving you trouble, a single dental implant is likely to be a great option for you. Implants offer quite a few benefits over other options, such as bridges and crowns. For starters, they do not affect healthy teeth; bridges generally require surrounding teeth to be reshaped or filed down. Furthermore, implants can actually prevent bone erosion, which is a frequent side effect of losing a tooth. They also have a natural look; nobody who sees you will even realize you’re missing one of your original teeth.
Multiple Teeth Implant Information
Whether you have a myriad of dental problems, you’re tired of dealing with, or you have already lost many of your teeth, if you’re thinking about having multiple implants, you are clearly ready for a major change! Both implant bridges and full dentures are available, depending on how many teeth you want to replace.
One of the biggest benefits of multiple teeth implants is that you will maintain almost all of your biting power without using denture glue or paste; this means you can still enjoy foods you love without worrying about conventional dentures slipping and sliding. Implants are more secure because they are actually screwed to your jawbone, rather than merely sitting on your gums.
We are proud to offer high-quality dental implant services. We understand the idea of getting implants can be scary, so you can rest assured that you will be treated with the utmost care and compassion in our office. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.