If you wear dentures, you may be tired of dealing with their slipping or the messy adhesives that hold them in place. Or maybe you’re dealing with the pain from a severely cracked or broken tooth? Or having difficulty eating properly due to missing teeth? If you are self-conscious about missing or damaged teeth you may be a candidate for dental implants.
No matter which situation best describes you, Dr. John C. Cranham, a respected dentist in Chesapeake, VA, would like you to be educated about what dental implants can do for you and your dental issues.
1.You are missing one or more of your natural teeth.
Smiling or talking with gaps in your smile where you are missing teeth can be embarrassing and make you self-conscious. A dental implant will fill in the empty space where your natural tooth was once located with a natural-looking and functional prosthetic tooth.
2. You have a damaged tooth that cannot be saved.
If you find yourself with a painful, cracked or broken tooth, a dental implant may be the only way to fully restore the natural appearance and functioning of your teeth. Although dentists always endeavor to save as much of the original structure of the tooth as possible, sometimes a tooth is just too damaged. If the tooth is beyond repair, it may need to be removed. If this happens, a dental implant can replace it. These implants look and feel so natural, not only will people be unaware you have an implant but you may even forget you have one!
3. Your partials or dentures are loose.
If you have loose-fitting dentures or partials, you may be constantly worrying about your dentures clicking or slipping out when you are talking or eating. Implants are an excellent alternative to dentures and partials for this reason. Implants are permanently attached so you will never need to worry about them falling out.
4. You have a sunken-in look to your facial appearance.
Have you ever noticed that some denture-wearers have sunken-in or caved-in appearance to their mouths? Unfortunately, this is a common condition for patients who wear dentures due to bone loss as they age. Since dentures do not stimulate bone growth as the roots of natural teeth and implants do, the bone continues to erode over time, resulting in mouth regression. Dental implants can stimulate bone growth in the jaw around the implant.
Dental Implants in Chesapeake, VA
Live in or near Chesapeake, VA? Call 757.656.4109 for an implant consultation with Dr. Cranham or schedule with us online. Dr. Cranham and his staff look forward to helping you restore your smile!