There are many reasons someone may need a dental implant. These are just a few.
Missing teeth congenitally
Dental implants are placed in jaw to replace a person’s natural root. A crown would be placed at a later date to replace the “crown” or top portion of the tooth. A dental implant will fuse to your bone and become permanent. The great thing about dental implants are that they feel and act like a natural tooth. You will brush and floss them the same way and they are not removable.
Implants are a fantastic way to hold a denture in place. In the past, a denture would move around the mouth while a person ate. This is especially true on the lower arch, since we tend to lose bone when teeth are not present because the bone can disappear. Getting an implant retained denture can give a person the chance of eating more naturally. This will improve digestion and nutrition.
Speech is usually improved as well. If you are missing teeth or have dentures, speech can be affected. Placing implants for a denture can keep dentures in place and help tongue move in correct position and prevent lisp. It can also help someone with front teeth missing pronunciation correctly.
Implants can be placed in most areas of mouth. If you have had some bone loss, a bone graft may be necessary. The procedure to place implants is less painful than a tooth extraction and healing is generally quick.
Our office can handle the entire dental implant treatment. From extractions to bone grafting, if necessary, to the implant and implant crown - we can perform most of the treatment under sedation.