Having dental problems can be a source of distress, so you should take action if you are experiencing any dental issues. If you have lost one or several teeth, dental implants can help restore your oral health. Here are five signs that you need dental implants.
1. Tooth Pain or Sensitivity
If you are experiencing pain when chewing or your dental area is extra sensitive, you may need dental implants. Generally, dental problems like tooth decay and impacted teeth can cause dental sensitivity. With painful decayed teeth, extraction may be necessary if it’s too advanced for a root canal. If your dentist advises extraction, he/she can also work with you to plan for dental implants as part of your immediate dental care.
2. Missing Teeth
If you have one or more missing teeth, implants can help restore dental function and improve the aesthetics of your smile. If you have a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth will eventually shift and dental implants can help to prevent this from happening.
3. Poor Bite
Are you dealing with dental issues such as difficulty biting or chewing? The point of teeth is to bite and grind food, so when too many are missing, it can affect how well you eat. With implants, you can get back to biting into a juicy apple or chewing on a steak.
4. Difficulty Speaking
If missing teeth are causing difficulty in speaking, implants can help. As you speak, the tongue uses your teeth to create certain sounds. For example, if you have missing front teeth, it will be difficult to make “th” or “f” sounds. Dental implants can help you to speak more clearly and naturally.
5. Jawbone Deterioration
If you have missing teeth, the jawbone may start to deteriorate. The dental implants act as artificial roots and help to stimulate the jawbone, keeping it strong. According to Trend Statistics, 13% of people who get dental implants are between the ages of 65 and 74. With dental implants, you can help maintain a healthy jawbone.
If you think implants may be the dental care solution for you, speak to your dentist about your options. Dental implants can help restore tooth function and improve aesthetics, so you can smile confidently. Don’t let dental problems hinder your daily dental care life. Take action today and contact our team at Mountain View Dentistry for a consultation!