If you’re considering dental implants in St. Clair Shores or Grosse Pointe but you’re not sure if an implant is right for your needs, you’re in the right place. In this blog from St. Clair Tooth Co., we’ll discuss a few signs that dental implants may be right for you.
We will always try to save your tooth at St. Clair Tooth Co. Usually, even the most damaged teeth can be restored by root canal therapy or dental crowns. But sometimes, it’s simply not practical to do so, and you must have your damaged teeth extracted to prevent further dental complications.
If this is the case, a dental implant is always the best way to restore your smile. With an implant, you can completely restore your missing tooth after it’s been extracted. Not only that, but you also won’t have to worry about the pain of a damaged tooth!
If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth, you may find that it’s harder to speak clearly, or to eat and chew the same foods you used to enjoy. This can be very frustrating. Even if you have a partial denture to restore the gaps in your smile, you might find that it moves around and interferes with your day-to-day life.
But with dental implants, you can restore your smile permanently, and your new teeth will never shift or move. You can eat, speak, smile and laugh with confidence once again.
It’s common to lose up to 25% of your jaw bone structure within a year of losing your tooth. Even if you get a denture or a dental bridge, your jaw bone will weaken because it’s no longer being stimulated by the pressure of chewing and biting.
But since implants are placed directly into your gums and jaw, they help prevent bone resorption. Your jaw will remain strong, and you won’t have to worry about bone loss affecting your appearance.
Dentures are a good short-term solution for missing teeth. But they wear out quickly compared to dental implants, require more day-to-day care, and do not look or feel quite as natural.
In contrast, dental implants require very little special care. They last 30+ years with proper dental hygiene, and because your implants will be designed to look and feel just like your original teeth, your smile will look natural and beautiful.
Dental implants are the most expensive way to restore your smile after tooth loss, and it can take anywhere from 6-12 months to get your new smile with dental implants. But the investment is worth it. You’ll get the best, most long-lasting results, and you will enjoy a beautiful, natural smile for the years and decades to come.
At St. Clair Tooth Co., Dr. Carly Cassleman can help you get the smile you deserve in St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe. To learn more and see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, contact us online or give us a call at (586) 404-4911. We hope to see you soon.