5 Warning Signs That You May Need Dental Implants

In days past, losing teeth as an adult could be quite disappointing. Your options were slim. Either you walked around with an incomplete smile, or you wore uncomfortable dentures.

But fortunately, things change. Now, visiting the other side of the world is a day-long plane ride instead of a 3-month boat ride. Snail mail has been replaced by email and video chats. Break-and-bake cookies can even be ready in minutes!

The field of dentistry has charged ahead in innovation, too. Missing teeth no longer need to be left bare anymore or disguised by dentures. You have a much better option by choosing dental implants.


What are dental implants?

We often refer to dental implants as the gold standard for teeth replacement. Titanium posts are placed into your jawbone and act as roots to your replacement teeth. They provide a strong, permanent solution to teeth replacement and can be custom-made to match the rest of your natural teeth.

Here at Troy Dental Implants, we make the implant process simple:

  • We start with an evaluation, using advanced 3D technology to identify the issues in your mouth and discuss your treatment options.
  • Dr. Nazarian will use CoDiagnostix software to plan your surgery, taking the time and energy to ensure surgery is perfectly executed.
  • A custom implant guide is used to place titanium posts into your gum and jaw line. These titanium posts will act as the roots for your replacement teeth.
  • Dental implants require 3-6 months before the posts have properly fused to the jawbone. While you wait, you are provided with temporary teeth. Once everything has properly fused, we can apply your new permanent teeth.

This is great news for people looking to restore their smile. Technology has made implant surgery easier than ever before, and Dr. Nazarian is at the cutting edge. So if you discover that one or all of the warning signs below apply to you, don’t worry! There is a solution for you here at Troy Dental Implants.


1) You are missing teeth

This one may seem obvious, but if you’ve left a gap in your smile where a tooth should be, it’s important to replace it with an implant. Cosmetic issues aside, leaving a gap in your smile could lead to greater oral health issues. When a hole or gap is present, surrounding teeth often move and fill the space, potentially causing these surrounding teeth to loosen or fall out.

If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, then do your smile and oral health a favor by getting dental implants.


2) You are tired of dentures

New Choices for Replacement Teeth

If you are already missing teeth and have been using dentures, you should know there is a more permanent solution. People complain about dentures for several reasons:

  • They become loose and fall out at embarrassing times
  • They pinch and hurt gums
  • They are difficult to care for and clean
  • They are easy to lose or break

If you’re sick of your dentures for any reason, then it’s time to explore dental implants. Moving from dentures to dental implants is life-changing. Your implants will be more comfortable and easier to clean. You’ll wish you’d made the switch earlier!


3) Your Smile is Sinking

Teeth play an important role in jawbone strength and health. When teeth are missing, your jawbone is left unsupported, and it may gradually shrink, which can have a detrimental effect on the way you look and on your oral health. A shrinking jawbone can even occur when using dentures, since dentures merely sit on top of the gumline. Having a healthy jawbone is essential for eating, speaking, and supporting any remaining teeth.

Dental implants solve this problem. Implants give your jawbone something to hold on to. The titanium posts act in the same way as roots of your natural teeth, enabling your jawbone to stay strong. This, in turn, will prevent your smile from sinking. If your jawbone has already started to recede, bone grafting may be required. Troy Dental Implants can accomplish this on the same day that your implants are implemented.


4) You have cracked or broken teeth

While minor chips and cracks in teeth can be fixed by porcelain veneers or dental bonding, it may be time to replace serious cracks or broken teeth with a dental implants.

Many patients seek dental care after an accident has caused one or several of their teeth to shatter or break. We are able to clean out the broken pieces of teeth and replace any with implants.

But teeth don’t just break in accidents. Incorrect bites or eating hard, sticky food can also break teeth. Whatever the reason, broken teeth can be replaced with a dental implant, and the implant will look so natural it will be nearly impossible to tell the difference.


5) A Painful Toothache That Won’t Go Away

Toothaches are typically caused by infections, and some infections can spread to the point that nothing can be done to salvage the tooth. If your tooth or teeth have decayed beyond repair, then implants are likely the best solution.

We can remove your decayed tooth and replace it with an implant. The good news is your new implant will never get cavities or get infected again.


What are you waiting for?

If any or all of the above warning signs are true for you, then it’s time to talk to your dentist about implants. If you are in the Troy, Michigan area, then you are in luck. Dr. Nazarian is an industry leader when it comes to dental implants, and his methods can help restore your smile in the easiest way possible.

If you would like to improve your smile, replace your dentures, strengthen your jawbone, fix broken teeth, and/or cure that never-ending toothache, then contact us today at Troy Dental Implants. You won’t regret it!


Sources:

Dental Implants offer an Alternative to Missing Teeth or Dentures
Dental Implants: A permanent tooth replacement to consider
How dental implants can save your smile