There are many instances in which teeth decay or fall out. As that happens, it can create gaps in your smile. Oral implants can fill in those openings to restore a healthy, new look. For those wondering if dental implants may be the right choice for them, the first step is to reach out to our team at Wambaugh Dental to determine how fitting this type of treatment may be for you. To learn about this treatment option, please contact Wambaugh Dental today at 844.508.1034.
What Are Oral Implants?
Also known as dental implants, we place steel rods into the jawbone in areas where there is a missing tooth. Once in place, the implants remain present permanently. A fixture such as a crown is attached to the top of them. They look and function much like a natural tooth. They are even as strong as a natural tooth, which makes them ideal for improving not just your smile but also your ability to bite and chew.
When Are Oral Implants Beneficial?
Dental implants may be necessary for many reasons. Often, the decision to use this method over other dental treatments comes down to your specific needs and goals. Some of the reasons you may need it may include:
- Having one or more teeth missing
- Needing to have numerous teeth removed due to decay
- The lack of teeth is impacting your ability to chew or bite
- The missing teeth are causing speech problems
- Missing teeth may lead to crowding of other teeth
- You want a natural smile again
Implants can be a solution for a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. You may also qualify for a full mouth of new teeth if you have them removed due to decay or damage. In this case, implants can serve as an alternative to dentures.
What Conditions Are Necessary to Get Oral Implants?
Not everyone qualifies for oral implants. While they are very effective for most people, they do require specific situations. For example, your gums have to be healthy with any infection or disease under control and properly treated. In addition to this, the jawbone has to finish growing, and there must be enough bone to secure the implant in place. If there is not, you may need a bone graft procedure completed as a first step.
In addition to this, you should be willing to work through the process over several months. It can cause some pain, but you will have access to medications and solutions to make the process as easy for you as possible.
There is also some risk to this type of procedure, including infection risks, sinus problems, and damage to nerves. Working with an experienced dental professional reduces those risks, and, in many cases, the risks are worth it to improve oral health.
Learn More at Wambaugh Dental Today
Our general dentistry services are available to help you improve your smile. If you have one or more teeth that need to be removed or you have gaps in your smile now, come in to see us to discuss your oral health options. Many times, implants can provide a long-lasting solution that can restore your smile quickly.
If you have not been in to see our team yet, schedule an appointment with us to discuss options. We offer numerous services, including:
- General dentistry services
- Cosmetic dentistry services
- Gum disease treatment
- Dental imaging services
- Preventative dental care
Wambaugh Dental provides comprehensive care for most of your dental needs. If you need oral implants or think you may need to consider them in the future, let us help you with the most innovative solutions available. Learn more by scheduling a consultation with our team at 844.508.1034 or right here online.