Do I Really Need Dental Implants?

Dental implants can replace your missing teeth and replace the lost roots and crowns of your teeth to restore the overall function, and balance in your mouth. But they’re not always necessary. However depending on your age, your health history and many other factors they are not always the best treatment for you. Even though implants are more expensive than a bridge or dentures, dental implants material don’t have physical downsides. Plus, they have good longevity for the right mouth.

Fixed bridges require the adjacent teeth to be healthy in their foundation as they’re used as anchors. Down the road, however, depending on many factors they could have a negative impact on the overall function of your mouth. Removable dentures, on the other hand, can slip. They also make embarrassing sounds when you talk or speak. If you are a candidate for dental implants, it can be the best thing you ever did. A dental implant that’s made of titanium metal is fused to your jawbone. It serves as the root of your missing tooth. Implants are also durable and they rarely require replacement, unlike fixed bridges that need to be replaced up to three times during your lifetime.

You do need a dental implant for your missing teeth if you want to boost your self-confidence. Remember that having a missing tooth can greatly affect how you smile and laugh, besides the disharmony it causes due to shifted teeth and the damage it causes on your bite or occlusion. With implants, you can forget the fact that you ever lost a tooth. Dental implants are also ideal because they can save your adjacent teeth as they don’t need to be anchored to those teeth next to them. In other words, they preserve the integrity of your healthy teeth.However if your adjacent teeth do have crowns or very large fills that need crowns, you might want to consider a dental bridge. No matter how good dental implants are, not all patients are good candidates. You must be in good health condition, and ideally at least over 30 years of age. It’s also important that you have enough jawbone to hold the implants. This is why an implant procedure is not usually a quick one.

Before finding out if dental implants is the right choice for you, you have to undergo a complete dental dam, including x-rays, impressions of your teeth and bite analysis. During the treatment plan, your cosmetic dentist will consider the number of teeth that can be replaced. The condition of your jawbone will also be evaluated. The actual procedure involves surgical procedures, which can take months, and for that reason since dental implants is a surgical procedure many patients want to avoid surgery and have their missing tooth replaced via dental bridge. You can always have the dental implant done if the bridge fails.

Overall, the journey of placing a dental implant is lengthy.

However, much of the time is provided for healing while allowing new bone to grow and integrate with the ceramic or titanium dental implant, the dentist oral surgeon placed in your jaw bone. Most cosmetic dentists would rush into recommending implants.

But not Dr. Anthony Mobasser, who is an  authority in cosmetic dentistry, per Dr Mobasser the age, the medical history and many other factors are vital before rushing into a surgical procedure such as dental implants. all other possibilities must be explored and the patient must understand any other choices, including the pros cons and the cost of each. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Mobasser will try to salvage your tooth first before deciding to extract the tooth and recommend a dental implantation. He will evaluate your overall oral health condition before making a recommendation. Most of the time, he would opt to keep your tooth because he believes that nothing man made can beat your original tooth structure.

For more information on whether or not you need dental implants, make an appointment with Dr. Mobasser today at 310-550-0383, By Appointment Only!