Do I Need a Dental Implant?
Choosing an appropriate restoration for your smile plays an important role in your long-term oral health. When providing patients with restoration options, our Boston dentist strives to create conservative and effective restorative solutions. We recommend dental implants and implant-supported restorations for the following dental problems:
Advanced Periodontal Disease
Tooth loss is a common consequence of advanced periodontitis, or gum disease. When left untreated, bacteria begin eating away at the jaw bone, weakening the foundation of your smile. As a result, teeth become loss and fall out. With bone grafting and eventual dental implant placement, patients benefit from rebuilt bone tissue and enjoy fully restored oral health as well as aesthetics.
Failed Root Canal Therapy
Frequent root canal failure not only damages the affected tooth, but also puts a patient’s overall health at risk. In addition to creating abscesses, bacteria from the infection site can spread to other parts of the body, potentially compromising the health of vital organs. If a tooth must be frequently retreated, it may be in the patient’s best interest have the damaged tooth removed and replaced with a dental implant.
Accidental Tooth Loss (Avulsion)
Whether caused by a sports injury or the result of serious dental trauma, tooth loss can leaving a lasting impact, leading to bite misalignment and compromising dental function. While traditional bridge restorations replace missing teeth, they leave the jaw susceptible to deterioration, which increases the likelihood of additional tooth loss. As dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw, they help prevent bone loss and maintain full dental function.
While dentures are an effective full arch teeth replacement option, this treatment is not without its difficulties. As dentures are held in place by a combination of adhesive and suction, this restoration can become loose over the course of the day, causing shifting, difficulty chewing and speaking, as well as a number of other issues for wearers. Securing dentures with dental implants or replacing dentures with an implant-supported, full arch restoration allows patients to regain confidence in the look, feel, and function of their smiles.
Arch Street Dental is dedicated to helping all patients find the right treatments for their unique needs. If you think your smile could benefit from the placement of dental implants, schedule a consultation with our dentist in Boston today to learn more.