Do you currently wear dentures, but have grown tired of messy denture adhesives and slippage? Are you experiencing discomfort or pain due to a broken or severely cracked tooth?
Perhaps you are considering dental implants as a way to solve these problems for you?
No matter which situation you’re in, Dr. Sara or Dr. John Gotwalt at Gotwalt Distinguished Family Care in Lititz, PA, would like you to be educated about dental implants to discover whether they can be a solution for your dental problems. So join us as we help you learn to recognize if you need dental implants.
1. You are missing one or more of your natural teeth.
Having gaps in your smile where you are missing teeth can make you self-conscious about smiling, talking or eating in public. A dental implant will fill in the space where your natural tooth once lived and will look and feel just like your natural tooth.
2. You have a severely cracked tooth or a broken tooth.
If you have a cracked or broken tooth, a dental crown or a dental implant may be necessary. Although dentists always want to save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, if the tooth is damaged beyond repair, the best option might be a tooth extraction and replacement with a dental implant. If an implant is needed, it will look and function just like your natural teeth without attracting any attention or feeling strange.
3. You have loose-fitting partials or a loose-fitting denture.
Loose-fitting dentures or partials can be exasperating to deal with on a daily basis. Implants are an excellent alternative to dentures and partials. You will no longer have to worry about your dentures becoming loose or that they will fall out in public while talking or eating.
4. You are starting to experience bone loss (in the jaw area).
Do you know that dental implants can actually prevent bone loss in your jaw? It’s true. You see, the implant screw that gets placed in the socket of the jawbone and serves as the root of the artificial tooth is made of titanium or zirconium. These materials naturally bond to bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. This enables the implant roots to stimulate jaw bone growth just like the natural tooth roots would, lessening the chance of the bone degrading over time.
5. You have a sunken-in look to your mouth.
Did you ever notice the sunken-in or caved-in look that some denture-wearers’ mouths seem to have? Unfortunately, this is a common problem for patients with patients who wear dentures due to bone loss as live without healthy tooth roots or implants to stimulate the growth of new jaw bone tissue. As the bone continues to deteriorate over time, this results in the sunken-in, caved-in appearance of the mouth. Dental implants resolve this issue.
Dental Implants in Lititz, PA
Live in or near Lititz, PA? Call Gotwalt Distinguished Family Care at 717-220-4651 for an implants’ consultation with Dr. Sara or John Gotwalt or schedule with us online. We look forward to helping you have the smile you always wanted!