Deciding when you need dental implants

Over the past 20 years dental implants have evolved from a small number of patients seeking treatment in hospitals to more patients going to their local dentist and choosing treatments like ‘All-On-4 Implant’ and ‘Teeth in One Day’.

In previous years, people who had lost teeth were offered dentures.  However, dentures are known by many of us today as ill-fitting or loose.  This is the reason why dental implants have found a place in the dental treatment market and act as a more permanent and natural solution for missing teeth, with the added benefits of looking better and being able to eat properly.

If your answer is yes to any of the questions below this might help you decide when you need dental implants:

Do you have missing teeth?
If you are missing one or two teeth, dental implants are the perfect solution to help improve your appearance.  Sometimes tooth loss can cause the mouth to shrink, which means that dentures can’t be supported leaving dental implants as your only option in creating your perfect smile.

Do you struggle when eating food?

 If you have loose teeth, it can affect your ability to chew and enjoy your favourite foods.  Due to this, you might start avoiding certain foods or can be put off food altogether.  When this happens, it’s time to visit your dentist and look for a solution.  Dental implants are becoming more popular because they use the same method as your natural teeth to keep the crown teeth in place and with the use of an artificial tooth root in the gums you no longer have to put up with those wobbly teeth.

Do you have advanced gum disease (Periodontitis)?
Gum disease is one of the major causes of tooth loss.  If you have suffered from gum disease you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants.  However, you must be willing to treat the gum disease in addition to the dental implants.  If dental implants aren’t looked after properly they can become damaged.

Your dentist will be able to advise you on how to look after your dental implants, should you decide that this is the right option for you.

Always remember to brush and floss twice a day.

If you have any questions about dental implants in Norwich call Corner House Dental today to make an appointment on 01603 621613.