Even with all of the developments in dental technology and awareness about oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease, millions of American adults still experience tooth loss every year. Even a single missing tooth can impact your smile and increase your risk of health issues like poor nutrition. It can affect your personal and professional life as well.
Nothing is better than the real thing when it comes to your teeth, but dental implants are the closest alternative to a natural tooth. At Scott Young, DDS, our dentists offer general and cosmetic dentistry services at our office in The Woodlands, Texas.
Here are several instances where dental implants might be the best solution for you.
Are dental implants right for you?
There are several options to replace missing teeth. If you’ve lost one or more teeth or are at risk of possible tooth loss in the future, schedule an appointment for a dental exam and consultation as soon as possible. It’s never too late to improve your smile and get your oral health back on track.
What you need to qualify for dental implants
Dental implants aren’t right for everyone. In general, candidates for dental implants are adults in good overall health. You’ll need to have sufficient bone tissue and healthy gums to support the implant. You must commit to follow-up care and rigorous oral hygiene to minimize the risk of complications. Smoking is not recommended if you’re considering getting dental implants.
If you have underlying health issues, risk of infection, or are undergoing treatment or taking medication, Dr. Young and our team will review your options and recommend the best dental restorations for your circumstances.
Some of the best reasons to get dental implants include:
Preventing bone loss
Jawbone tissue starts to erode when a tooth falls out or gets extracted. That can increase your risk of infection and gum disease.
Dental implants can replace individual teeth or support an entire set of dentures without a bridge or adhesives. Once the implant is in, it secures the crown or set of dentures. These prosthetics feel and function just like your natural teeth.
Missing teeth can wreak havoc on your self-esteem, health, and quality of life. Dental implants are the closest thing to having your natural teeth. Along with the gaps in your smile, tooth loss also causes your gums to shrink and your cheeks to sag over time, making you look older. Dental implants address those cosmetic issues.
Dental implants are a great long-term solution to tooth loss.
For more information about dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry services available at our office in The Woodlands, Texas, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, or request an appointment online.