You look in the mirror, and you can easily see that dark space in your smile. That makes you wonder how much other people look at it. But that’s the tip of the iceberg. Missing a tooth can mean your other teeth will grow crooked, your jawbone deteriorates, and you have more chances of getting a cavity or gum disease in that space.
Living with a lost tooth is not fun, but it’s also not necessary. Call either of our Connecticut dental offices (203-372-1220 for Bridgeport/Trumbull and 203-378-9737 for Shelton) to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant. With our dentists’ skill and practical experience, most people can (and should) get a dental implant.
Don’t Live With A Lost Tooth
Why do you face so many problems when you’re lost a tooth? That’s because your mouth is designed to be a certain way. If you pull a random part out of your car’s engine, it might still work fine — but chances are, you’ll be facing all manner of car troubles soon.
The same is true for your smile. Yes, your smile doesn’t look very good when there’s this empty space between two teeth. But here are some of the problem you face with a missing tooth:
- The bone tissue under that spot begins to weaken because it needs stimulation from a tooth’s root.
- Some foods are harder to chew and eat.
- You can hurt the gums in that spot if you chew something tough like a chip or pretzel.
- The skin around the gap can start to sag a bit.
- You lose some of your confidence wondering how other people will react when they see it.
- You look older than you are.
That’s why you need to call DeJesus Dental Group today and make an appointment for a dental implant. The longer you wait, the more these problems can begin to affect your life.
Dental Implants To The Rescue
Some people believe they cannot get dental implants. They might worry their jawbone has deteriorated too much, or that the dental implant process is too much to handle. Here are several reasons why you can (and should) get a dental implant at either of our Connecticut dental offices.
You’re older now and your jawbone has stopped growing.
Young people cannot get a dental implant. That’s because their jawbone is still growing bigger. Since a dental implant includes an artificial tooth root that’s placed in your bone, doing that too soon mean the dental implant will shift away from that gap.
You should feel little to no discomfort getting your dental implant.
Getting the implant placed in your jaw does require oral surgery, but that should not stop you from getting this dental restoration. Between our dentists’ advanced skills and local anesthetic, you shouldn’t feel much at all.
You can get mini dental implants for where your jawbone is too thin.
Whether it’s by bone deterioration or just genetics, some people have jawbones that are too thin to safely handle. That’s when people think dental implants are just not for them. Thankfully, there is a solution at both of our Connecticut dental offices: mini dental implants. These use an artificial tooth root that’s much thinner than normal, which works when you’ve got a thin jawbone.
You can use implants to hold onto dentures.
Sometimes, the problem is that you’re missing more than just one tooth. Between age and damage, you could find yourself needing to replace all the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth. Dentures are perfect for that, but you can combine dentures with dental implants. These implant-secured dentures are held securely on your gums. They also help keep your jawbone healthy.
Call either of our Connecticut dental offices (203-372-1220 for Bridgeport/Trumbull and 203-378-9737 for Shelton) today to schedule your appointment for a dental implant. Our dentists are very skilled and experienced in helping people with dental implant procedures. If you think you can’t get one, think again.