Dental Implants offered by your Dental office in Indianapolis IN
Dental implants may seem like a scary thing to some patients, but receiving one not only will help your smile but will protect the teeth around it. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, approximately 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, and that number is projected to grow by 500,000 people every year!
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root implanted in the jawbone that can support one or more teeth. This is a great option for many patients looking to correct their smile and help their mouth stay healthy.
Dental Implants Prevent Further Mouth Damage
The loss of a single tooth or multiple teeth, if left untreated, can lead to further problems with the teeth, gums, and mouth that many people may be unaware of. Even if the tooth loss is in the back of the mouth, it can affect teeth in the front and alter your smile!
Signs You May Need Dental Implants:
1. Difficulty Chewing Certain Foods/Eating Hot or Cold Foods
Tooth sensitivity and a misaligned bite caused by tooth loss can lead to frustrations when trying to enjoy your meals. Dental implants allow patients to reduce sensitivity in the teeth and gums from a lost tooth. It also alleviates pressure from the other teeth, which may be overworked or shifting to compensate.
2. Gum Irritation from Dentures
Ill-fitting, old or sensitivities in the mouth can lead to discomfort and frustration for those who have dentures. Dental implants do not move while talking or eating and do not rub against the gum line. Getting implants reduces the rate of irritation, sores, and infection.
3. Jaw Bone Loss
Implants promote osseointegration, which enables implant roots to stimulate jawbone growth. This ensures a lower chance of bone loss over time. Jaw bone loss can affect may aspects of your mouth health, as well as your appearance.
4. Severely Infected Tooth
5. Extremely Broken or Fractured Tooth
Dental Implants Can Change a Patient’s Life
After a procedure, dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. This option is great for people with many ailments and injuries. If you or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please call our office today at (317) 926-5467 to see if dental implants are an option.