Do I need dental implants
The thought of going to the dentist for just a routine check-up can be daunting for some, a feeling greatly magnified by the possibility of having dental surgery. Many people living with embarrassing or painful conditions. Similarly, when considering whether or not to fill a missing tooth or teeth, many people ask “do I need dental implants?”.
At Gentle Dental Care, we suggest first asking yourself a few questions before you decide whether or not this is the right solution for you.
Do I need to replace the missing tooth?
To understand how severe your problem might be, take a look at some of these questions and answer them honestly:
- Are you self-conscious about your missing tooth/teeth?
- Do you have trouble chewing on the side of the missing tooth/teeth?
- Is your missing tooth/teeth a cause of embarrassment for you?
- Do you avoid having your photograph taken or smiling for photographs because you feel awkward about your missing tooth/teeth?
If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions, it might be an indication that your life is being negatively affected by your tooth/teeth loss. Chat to one of our friendly professionals here at Gentle Dental Care to discuss your concerns, or book a free consultation with us.
If I choose to replace the missing tooth, what are my options?
Based on the results of your initial dental consultation, your dentist will advise on the best option for you. This could include:
- Single implants – this would be suggested if only one tooth is missing.
- Multiple or complex implants – your dental specialist might suggest procedures like multiple dental implants in one (like All-on-4 or All-on-6), or bone grafting if your jawbone needs to be built up before an implant procedure can be scheduled.
- A fixed tooth-supported bridge
- A removable denture
The best way to determine if you need dental implants is to seek professional advice. For more detailed information on these procedures, or to book a free consultation, contact Gentle Dental Care today.
Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.