What are the signs you may need a dental implant?

Missing teeth or teeth that are in poor condition can cause a range of issues, from difficulty chewing to low self-esteem. Thankfully, dental implants can provide a solution that can improve your oral health, comfort, and confidence. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the signs that you may need a dental implant and how Regent Dental Care can help.

Common signs that you may need a dental implant

  • Missing teeth: If you have lost a tooth or several teeth due to injury or decay, a dental implant can replace them and restore your smile.
  • Loose or shifting teeth: Teeth that are loose or shifting can indicate bone loss, which can be addressed with a dental implant.
  • Pain or discomfort while chewing: If you experience pain or discomfort while chewing, it may be due to missing teeth or teeth that are in poor condition.
  • Difficulty speaking: Missing teeth or poorly fitting dentures can cause difficulty speaking, which can be improved with a dental implant.
  • Bone loss in the jaw: Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw, which can be addressed with a dental implant.
  • Gum recession: Gum recession can be caused by missing teeth or other issues, which can be addressed with a dental implant.
  • Infection or decay: Teeth that are infected or decayed may need to be removed and replaced with a dental implant.

Benefits of dental implants

Dental implants offer a range of benefits that can significantly improve your oral health and overall quality of life. With a dental implant, you can enjoy improved chewing ability, speech, and appearance. Dental implants are also designed for maximum comfort and durability, making them a reliable, long-term solution for missing teeth. 

Additionally, dental implants can prevent further oral health issues such as bone loss and gum recession, providing a more comprehensive approach to dental care. By choosing dental implants, you can improve your oral health and achieve a healthier, happier smile that can last a lifetime.

The dental implant procedure

Your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your jaw to ensure that you are suitable for treatment. Thankfully, as dental technology has moved on, more people are now suitable for the most modern forms of dental implants, making them a cost-effective and easy way to replace a lost tooth. 

Dental implants are small titanium rods that are placed into the jawbone. The replacement tooth is then attached to this rod using a screw fit or other locking mechanism, making the replacement permanent.

The procedure is carried out under anaesthetic and once the implant is in place, you should be able to eat and drink normally within a matter of 24-48 hours. After that, your implant is a permanent fixture and is indistinguishable from the real thing.

Why choose Regent Dental Care for your dental implants?

Regent Dental Centre is an all inclusive dental practice, providing all aspects of dental care to the local community. We pride ourselves on providing complete dental care for all ages from small infants to our older clientele, with over 30 years experience in the industry.

We are passionate about giving confidence to our patients, which dental implants are perfect for. If you feel yourself hiding your smile because you are embarrassed of your teeth, stop. Our dental experts at Regent Dental Care can help you.

If you’re experiencing any of the signs listed above, a dental implant may be the solution you need to restore your oral health and confidence. We offer comprehensive dental implant services that can address a range of issues.

Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a healthier, happier smile.

 

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