The Scarsdale location is now closed, and patients are referred to Mt Vernon and Hartsdale locations.

When Do I Need Dental Implants?

The thought of getting dental implants might have been attributed to several reasons. It might be that you are experiencing pain in your teeth which are either cracked or broken. You could also be finding it hard to smile when others are around because you are missing some teeth. Or maybe you are just tired of your dentures and can no longer deal with the slips and discomfort that comes with dentures. Whatever the reason is, one thing is for certain: dental implants will offer a solution to these problems.

Signs That You May Require Dental Implants

Below are five of the most obvious indicators of when dental implants are necessary:

  • 1. Severely cracked or broken teeth that cannot be saved

In the case of cracked or broken teeth, dentists prioritize the preservation of as much real teeth as possible. However, this is not always plausible, and the extraction of damaged teeth is necessary. In such cases, dental implants are the best alternative to restoring your bright smile. Dental implants appear and function just as real teeth, so much so that some patients eventually forget they have them.

  • 2. Bone loss in the jaw section

Osseointegration is the process by which dental implants are bonded to the bone tissue of a missing tooth’s socket. Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots in such a case preventing erosion of jawbone tissue. Moreover, dental implants help prevent mouth regression, a condition experienced by many denture-wearers appearing as a shrunken mouth.

  • 3. Loose-fitting partials or dentures

Those with loose-fitting partials and dentures have to constantly worry that their dentures may fall. Additionally, they require to be removed when being cleaned and the use of adhesives to firmly hold them in place. This can be quite tiring to deal with daily. To remedy this, consider replacing dentures with dental implants and you won’t have to worry about them falling off when eating or talking in public.

  • 4. The dreaded sunken facial look

Have you met any denture-wearers with mouths that looked like they have caved in? Unfortunately, this condition is quite common among these patients due to continued deterioration of the jawbone tissue caused by wearing dentures. The result? A shrunken caved-in facial appearance that makes one look older than they are. Fortunately, dental implants can help combat this condition by stimulating the growth of healthy jawbone tissue.

  • 5. Missing some of your natural teeth

You may lose teeth due to various reasons. A missing tooth not only makes you self-conscious about smiling in front of people, but also makes it difficult to eat properly. Dental implants are made to function and look like natural teeth. This means you experience less discomfort while eating and restore your confidence!

Want Your Smile Back?

Guerrino Dentistry dental specialists are highly experienced when it comes to dental implant surgery. We will take you through the entire dental implant procedure and help you make an informed decision. Schedule a dental implant consultation with us to discuss all of the options for restoring your smile!