Many adults find themselves with a missing tooth because of an accident, trauma, or poor oral health in the past. Whatever your reasons for missing your tooth, you don’t want to walk around with a gap. Likewise, the missing tooth could lead to bone loss and other problems, which is why teeth implants could be right for you.
Who Is A Suitable Candidate?
While each dental practice will vary, those at National Periodontics believes that everyone with a missing tooth could be a potential candidate. If you’ve had tooth extractions or severe periodontal disease in the past and are now missing a tooth (or multiple ones), you can be suitable for this procedure. Teeth implants work well as treatment for trauma, injury, osteoporosis and bone loss, as well.
The primary benefit of considering teeth implants is that you will improve your overall appearance. A missing tooth can make you appear older. Likewise, some people worry about their ability to get promotions and dates if they are missing a tooth. You won’t have to worry about any of those problems any more.
The maintenance for such an implant is much easier to handle than removable dentures. You brush and floss them just like your regular teeth. There are no messy creams and adhesives, you don’t have to remove the dentures to clean them, and you don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of such, either.
Likewise, teeth implants can also prevent your jaw from losing more bone. Over time, the bone beneath an empty socket will recede. It is best to consider an implant before much bone loss has occurred.