When Do I Need Dental Implants?

When Do I Need Dental Implants?

At Santo Dental Group, we specialize in implant dentistry in Red Bank. Dr. Michael Santo, Dr. Miles Santo, and Dr. Katelyn Domingues can help you restore your smile permanently with dental implants. 

But are implants right for you? When would you need dental implants? Read on, and see a few of the signs that you may need to get dental implants in Red Bank. 

1. You’ve Lost One Or More Teeth

Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, or several missing teeth can be replaced with multiple single-tooth implants. However, implants are not limited to replacing one tooth at a time.

Using multiple implants, you can restore several adjacent missing teeth with an implant-supported bridge. Or, you can even replace the full lower arch or upper arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture. No matter how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants may be right for you. 

2. You Want To Preserve Your Jaw Bone

Dental implants are surgically anchored to your jaw bone, which means the pressure of chewing and biting stimulates the jaw tissue. This prevents “bone resorption,” which is a common problem after tooth loss. 

This is the best benefit of dental implants. Over time, bone loss can weaken your jaw and even affect your appearance, leading to a more “sunken” facial structure. Other restorative treatments like partial dentures and dental bridges don’t prevent this issue, but implants allow you to preserve your remaining jaw bone.

3. You Want Long-Lasting Results 

Dental implants can easily last 30 years or longer with proper care. In fact, most patients are able to keep their implants for the rest of their lives. When you want long-lasting tooth restoration, dental implants are always the best choice.

4. You Want A Smile That Looks And Feels Natural

With a dental implant, your smile will look and feel completely natural. Dental implants can be restored with porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures that will match your teeth perfectly. In addition, because the implant is permanently anchored in your mouth, your new teeth will never move or shift when you eat or speak.

5. You Want A Simple Oral Care Routine 

Single-tooth implants can be cleaned just like your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are all you need to maintain your smile. Even implant-supported bridges and dentures are relatively easy to clean, which means you can simplify your oral care routine compared to wearing dentures or a traditional dental bridge.

Get Started Today – Contact Santo Dental Group For Implant Dentistry In Red Bank 

Still not sure if implant dentistry in Red Bank is right for you? At Santo Dental Group, our team is here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (732) 530-1003 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. During your appointment, you can learn more about your options for restorative dentistry in Red Bank, including dental implants, and see which restorative treatment may be right for you. 

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