Why Do I Need Dental
People lose one or more
teeth for a wide variety of reasons, including infection, gum
disease, accident or injury.
When natural teeth are removed, many problems occur.
The remaining teeth shift, rotate and become crooked.
An improper bite will develop, making it very difficult to
chew food properly.
Spaces and gaps between teeth may cause embarrassment, problems with
speech, and lack of self-esteem.
Dental implants, when properly placed, can restore missing
teeth, thereby eliminating these potential problems.
People who have teeth replaced with dental implants report
better ability to chew food and eat properly, renewed confidence
while speaking, and better self-esteem.
If you have been
thinking about getting dental implants, you are probably wondering
if you are a possible candidate for this procedure.
You can take this simple test to see if this procedure might
Ask yourself the
Am I missing one, two, or more teeth?
Do I hide my smile
because of unsightly spaces between my teeth or because I am
Do I lack confidence
when I smile, speak or eat?
Am I having trouble
eating, chewing, or speaking properly?
Are my teeth loose, or
am I getting or in need of treatment for advanced gum disease?
Do I have dentures
that slip or cause sore spots when I chew?
Do my dentures need to
be relined frequently because of bone resorption?
Do I carry my complete
or partial dentures in my pocket or leave them at home?
Am I having any
problems with existing crowns or bridges, either functionally or
Are the teeth holding
my bridge loosening or moving?
Can I wait three to
nine months for the entire implant process to be completed?
Will I be willing to
commit to the high standard of home care that is necessary to
properly maintain a dental implant?
Will I follow up with
regular dental checkups?
Do I believe that my
life could be improved if my teeth were improved?
If you answered ‘yes’ to
one or more of these questions, you may be a candidate for the
dental implant procedure.