If you’ve experienced tooth loss and are tired of traditional approaches to gaining new teeth, maybe it’s time to consider dental implants.
Known in recent years for their high success rate, dental implants have revolutionized the way dentists are approaching reconstructive surgery. Results are natural functioning and looking teeth that will give you the confidence to smile.
If you feel like you need a permanent and positive change, dental implants may be worth the investment.
In most cases, dental implants are considered when a person experiences tooth loss. However, some patients decide to invest in other forms of treatment such as dentures or bridges. Although these approaches are cheaper, in the beginning, their maintenance costs can end up racking up through the years, resulting in a never ending dental bill.
Other patients might have gotten their treatments years ago, before modern implants became a thing, thus leaving them with limited options.
As mentioned, a traditional approach to tooth loss is the use of dentures. However, dentures have their set of problems. Patients who use them are often left with a limited ability to chew, speak, and talk. This often results in self-consciousness and a lack of confidence.
Not only do dentures affect a person’s self-esteem, they also cause sores on the gums, leaving the patient in pain and discomfort. If dentures are used for a long period of time, patients are also left vulnerable to bone loss, resulting in a sagged or aged appearance.
If this is the case with you and you’re tired of dealing with mounting bills and discomfort left by dentures, it’s time to consider dental implants.
If you’re considering dental implants, the next step is to talk to your dentist about the preconditions of the procedure to determine whether or not you are a candidate.
In order to qualify for dental implants, you must first schedule a consultation which will allow your dentist to fully analyze the state of your mouth. It’s absolutely necessary to have healthy gums and teeth in order to proceed with treatment. Patients with gum disease will have to treat the infection in order to qualify for dental implants.
Another issue that patients may run into is lack of bone density in the jaw. Loss of bone volume caused by long term use of dentures or bridges makes it difficult for the titanium post to find the support needed for a successful implant. Because of these preconditions, it’s important that you consult with Dr. Chaudhry about your options if you’re not immediately eligible for dental implants.
There are numerous benefits to this tooth replacement option. Dental implants are unique in the way that they look incredibly natural. Unlike bulky crowns, slippery dentures, and loose bridges, dental implants are secured in the jaw for a firm hold. As a result, the implants provide patients with that extra stability only found in natural teeth.
Patients are able to eat, speak, and smile comfortably without fear of their teeth falling out in inappropriate moments. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent, meaning they don’t move out of place or shift other teeth. They also require no extra maintenance but instead are treated as you would natural teeth.
One of the greatest benefits of dental implants rests in their power to reverse premature aging. No one wants to look older than they actually are, which unfortunately is the case when there is bone loss in the jawbone. With dental implant treatment, bone loss may be prevented by allowing the jawbone to continue being functional.
If you’re seriously considering dental implants, contact Dr. Chaudhry at Lehigh Valley Oral Surgery and Implant Center for a consultation. Our office in Bethlehem, PA specializes in helping patients restore their smiles through modern implants. We’re here to help!
Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry
2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B23
Monday: 7:30AM – 3PM
Tuesday: Emergencies by appointment
Wednesday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Friday: 7:30AM – 3PM