Teeth can sometimes break, crack, or fall out, due to injury or sickness or as we age. In these cases, dental implants can do a lot for a person. Losing a tooth can not only negatively affect your ability to chew, but can do damage to your entire mouth. Other teeth can move, fall out, or become damaged as all of the teeth in your mouth become unaligned. Read on to learn more about dental implants and if they are right for you.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants act as substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. A replacement tooth, multiple teeth, or crowns are attached to these.
Do You Need Dental Implants?
Anyone missing a tooth or teeth due to injury, decay, or disease may be a candidate for dental implants. Patients who cannot wear removable dentures are often good candidates for them. Only your dentist can determine if they are right for you or not, so it is important to speak with your dentist about them. You can only get implants if you have enough bone to support them. If you do not, this will need to be corrected before any further work can be done. Your dentist will be able to advise you.
The Different Kinds Of Implants
Implants come in numerous shapes, sizes, and brands. Everyone’s mouth is different, so this is certainly not a one size fits all case. Your mouth is unique and will need to be carefully examined so the best choice possible can be made.
How Long Does It Take?
Treatment varies widely depending upon a patient’s specific needs and the condition of their mouth. Each situation is unique and requires a separate evaluation and course of action. It is impossible to know without more information on your individual situation.
CARE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FROM ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CENTER
Whether you need a tooth extraction or just want to get a dental health check-up, Annapolis Dental Center has the expertise and compassion to work with you to improve your oral health and get you smiling again. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy with the services that they receive. To set up your appointment today, give us a call at (410) 571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and the whole family, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and check us out on Yelp!