When to consider dental implants
- Posted on: Dec 15 2020
If you are unsure of the best way to replace missing teeth, it can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing an option. There are many ways in which a smile can be restored after tooth loss. A patient might choose a partial denture, a full denture, a dental bridge, or a dental implant. All of these options are used at 141 Dental Studio to restore the smile. However, are they right for you? Many patients who learn about dental implants are often considering their benefits. They might go forward with a partial denture until they have made a more definitive decision.
Below are just a few of the reasons why a patient might consider the placement of a dental implant:
- No longer interested in dentures. If you have partial dentures and want a more permanent solution, dental implants might be right for you. Additionally, patients with full denture who find them uncomfortable or difficult to keep in place might consider the benefits of placing dental implants for implant-retained dentures instead.
- Jawbone deterioration. When a tooth is loss, a process called bone resorption can occur. This is the loss of natural bone in the jaw. The placement of a dental implant can stimulate bone growth and ensure a more strong and sturdy foundation for implants and any existing natural teeth.
- Severe tooth decay. Patients who have severe tooth decay that impacts the integrity of the natural tooth might want to consider having the tooth extracted and placing a dental implant instead. While there are several treatments that might be able to save the tooth, some of these may not be efficient when extensive damage has occurred.
- After an injury or extraction. Following trauma or extraction, it is easy to place a dental implant to restore the smile. Patients find that this is a wonderful alternative if the dentist is unable to reattach a knocked-out tooth or one that has had extensive damage and required removal.
Call 141 Dental Studio today to discuss dental implants
If you have been considering dental implants and are ready to speak to a professional about your needs, call our team at 141 Dental Studio at (212) 262-2952 to schedule an appointment. We are located at 141 East 55th Street in Suite #2B in New York, NY and are open to new patients in the area.
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