Signs You Need Dental Implants
Regular visits to a periodontist should help to keep your teeth healthy and catch serious problems early on. Still, as you age, your teeth are at a higher risk of decaying and falling out, which means you may need to start exploring prosthodontic options such as dental implants.
Dr. Amar Katranji of Michigan Implants & Periodontics offers implants and other prosthodontic services, but how do you personally know when it is time to consider getting dental implants?
You Have Missing Teeth (or Will Soon Lose Some Teeth)
If you already suffer from missing teeth, then it is definitely time to consider prosthodontics. The longer you wait to get implants, the more deterioration can occur in your jawbone and gums.
Your Dentures, Bridges or Other Prosthetics Keep Falling Out
Traditional dentures have worked for many patients over the years. However, over time, your mouth still changes as the bone deteriorates and the gums shift. This means you will need new dentures or prosthodontics to sit properly in place.
Dental implants do not require such replacements. They are a permanent solution that also stimulates and support the jawbone, preventing deterioration. If your current prosthodontics keep slipping and falling out, now is a great time to consider implants.
Your Face Is Changing Shape
With missing teeth and without implants, your face will change shape over time. If you find that your jawline and face shape are changing, that is a sign that you may want to consider getting dental implants.
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Although there are many benefits to getting implants, you first need to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Do not ignore these signs that you may need implants to replace your missing teeth.
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