Recognizing The Signs You May Need Implant Dentistry

Not sure if a dental implant in Sunbury from Dr. Katelyn Miller is right for you? In this blog from Shine Dental, we’ll discuss the top 5 signs that implant dentistry may be right for you. Let’s get started now.  

1. You Have One Or More Damaged Teeth

If you have one or more infected or severely damaged teeth, dental implants may be the best option for relieving your pain and restoring your smile at Shine Dental.

However, this does depend on your own unique situation. To get a dental implant, your natural tooth will have to be extracted, so Dr. Miller will only recommend implants for damaged teeth if your existing tooth is too damaged to be saved with a treatment like a root canal and a dental crown.

2. You’ve Lost One Or More Teeth Recently

If you have lost one or more teeth, one or more dental implants may be the best way to restore your smile and your bite, and prevent oral health issues like teeth shifting and jaw bone loss. Implants will also restore your self-confidence, and ensure you can eat and speak without any issues after losing your teeth. 

It’s usually a good idea to get implants as soon as possible after you lose a tooth. This is because your jaw bone will still be healthy and strong, and you won’t need a bone graft to strengthen it, which adds more time and expense to the dental implant process.

3. You Want To Prevent Jaw Bone Loss

Unlike dental bridges and dentures, dental implants are actually placed directly into your jaw bone. This means that, like a natural tooth root, they place pressure on the jaw when you eat and bite. In turn, this keeps the bone healthy and strong.

Without implants, though, the bone will eventually weaken, which can weaken the jaw and even cause changes in your appearance. Because of this, implants are a great option for preserving your overall dental health. 

4. You’re Unhappy With Partial Dentures Or Bridges

Partial dentures are a good way to replace your natural teeth, but they require some special care and may take some time to get used to. They also don’t last as long as dental implants, so they may require frequent replacement.

Dental bridges are a long-lasting option for replacing your teeth, but also have a shorter lifespan than implants. They also require more special care and cleaning, and feel bulkier and less natural in the mouth, in most cases.

If you have a partial denture or bridge and you’re not happy with the outcome of your treatment, it’s not too late to explore dental implants in Sunbury from Dr. Katelyn Miller, and to find out if they’re right for you. 

Contact Shine Dental Today To See If You’re A Good Candidate For Dental Implants

At Shine Dental, Dr. Katelyn Miller can explore all of your options for tooth replacement in Sunbury, including dental implants. Contact us online or give us a call at 740-936-3083 to schedule an appointment right away, and get the help you need to restore your smile.

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