Signs You Should Consider Dental Implants

Signs You Should Consider Dental Implants

We are lucky to live in a day and age that comes with so many teeth-replacement options. However, that can make the decision-making process harder. Fortunately, Dr. Peter Gambertoglio in Spring, Texas, has the skills and experience you can trust, whether you need cosmetic services or comprehensive family dental care.

Dr. Gambertoglio offers several options for replacing missing teeth, including dentures, bridges, and implants. Each solution comes with pros and cons, but dental implants are often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement options. 

Here, Dr. Gambertoglio shares insights into recognizing when dental implants could be the treatment you need to restore your smile.

You’re committed to your oral health

Did you know that a single missing tooth can jeopardize your oral and jaw health? 

Each tooth in your mouth creates structural support for your entire smile. So, when you lose one tooth, you also lose the stability it provided, and your remaining teeth can shift out of position, moving into the open space. But there’s more going on in your mouth than meets the eye. 

Your teeth do far more than smile and chew. They also play a crucial role below your gum line in your bone health, thanks to the tooth root. This important part of a tooth’s anatomy helps stimulate bone remodeling in the jaw, ensuring healthy new tissue replaces the old. 

Bone remodeling occurs all over your body, including your jaw, and it happens continuously throughout your lifetime. However, when you lose a tooth, that part of your jaw no longer gets the stimulation required to activate bone production. 

Over time, the jawbone deteriorates, causing changes in your facial appearance and increasing your chances of additional tooth loss.

You want to talk and chew normally, worry-free

All tooth replacement options can help restore your ability to speak and chew, but nothing provides worry-free solutions like dental implants.

When you get an implant, Dr. Gambertoglio inserts a surgical post into your jawbone, which simulates a tooth root. Once it fuses in place, it holds an artificial tooth securely in place, whether it’s in the form of a crown, supported denture, or bridge. 

This approach means your new teeth function as close to your natural teeth as possible, and you can eat, speak, and laugh without any concerns about them shifting, slipping, or sliding out of place.

You want easy-to-care-for, long-term solutions

It’s true that getting a dental implant isn’t the easiest option when it comes to tooth replacements. However, the initial investment offers the best long-term solutions. 

Once Dr. Gambertoglio surgically implants your post and it fuses to your jawbone, it should last for decades — making it a permanent solution compared to other tooth-replacement options. Dental implants are as easy to care for as your natural teeth. Just brush twice daily, floss each day, and remember to schedule professional cleanings at least once a year.

Beyond that, because dental implants are the replacement option closest to natural teeth, they can also help you regain your self confidence and quality of life, along with your smile.

Ready to see if implants are right for you? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peter Gambertoglio by calling 281-350-8852 today.

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