Are you sick and tired of dealing with your dentures slipping when eating or talking or the messy adhesives that you must use to hold them in place. Or maybe you’re dealing with the discomfort of a severely cracked or broken tooth? Or possibly you can’t eat properly due to missing teeth? If you are self-conscious about missing or damaged teeth, dental implants may be just what the dentist ordered to restore your teeth to full functioning complete with a natural appearance.
No matter which situation best describes you, Dr. Stacey Hall of Williamsburg Center Dental Health, a respected dental practice in Williamsburg, VA, would like you to review 4 reasons you might want dental implants and what they can do for you and your dental issues.
It can be embarrassing to eat or talk in public when your smile is missing teeth. However, you don’t need to be self-conscious about gaps in your smile any longer. A dental implant is a permanent, natural-looking and fully functional prosthetic tooth that can restore your smile.
When you have a painful, cracked or broken tooth, sometimes your dentist may not be able to save it. Although dentists always strive to save as much of the original structure of the tooth as possible, sometimes a tooth is just too damaged. If the tooth is beyond repair, it may need to be removed. If this happens, a dental implant can replace it completely. A dental implant may be the only way to fully restore the natural appearance and functioning of your smile. These implants look and feel so natural, that most people will be unaware you have an implant.
With dentures or partials, you may be constantly wary of your dentures clicking or slipping out while you are talking or eating. For this reason, implants are a great alternative to dentures and partials. Implants are permanently attached to your jaw and, unlike dentures, do not even need to be removed for cleaning so you will never need to worry about them falling out.
Have you ever noticed that some denture-wearers’ mouths have a sunken-in or caved-in appearance? Unfortunately, this is a common condition for patients who wear dentures as they grow older due to bone loss. Because dentures do not have roots they do not stimulate bone growth as the roots of natural teeth and implants do. With dentures, the bone tissue continues to erode over time, resulting in mouth regression. Dental implants have artificial roots that can stimulate bone growth in the jaw around the implant.
Live in or near Williamsburg, VA? Call 757.216.9873 for an implant consultation with Dr. Stacey Hall or schedule with us online. Dr. Hall and her staff look forward to helping you restore your smile!