Can Dental Implants Treat Teeth and Gum Concerns?

Posted on November 1, 2019 by:

When you are dealing with dental pain it is often hard to think straight. However, tooth pain is quite common, however, there are times when it is time to have your problematic tooth or teeth replaced with dental implants. For instance, if your tooth starts hurting for no reason, the pain is not from you eating or drinking, then it is time to consult with a dentist to have your problem assessed.

Reasons You May Need Dental Implants

Non-restorative decay of your teeth or gums
Severe gum disease
An unsuccessful root canal
Accidents that are unrepairable

If you have any of these problems and do not have them treated, then you face issues such as gaps in your teeth, further damage, or further tooth loss. Your teeth will continue to change as you age, and oftentimes they degrade as time goes by. This is natural, however, there are a few more instances to consider that are treatable if caught early enough.

Tooth And Gum Problems That Must Be Treated To Prevent Tooth Loss

Gum, also known as a periodontal, disease- occurs after noticeable problems such as tartar and plaque build-up. Gingivitis will normally occur before the periodontal disease begins to set in.
Gaps from missing teeth creating areas that trap food- this is very destructive to surrounding teeth, and may even cause damage to healthy teeth.
Damage to teeth that leave the nerve exposed- this becomes obvious when eating and drinking seems impossible.

If you avoid repairing damage to your gums and teeth, then your jawbone will suffer greatly. The bone and tissue will begin to breakdown due to new pressure and shifting of healthy teeth, and this results in cracked teeth, realignment of your teeth, painful attempts at eating, and further breakdown of your gum tissue. Your gums can also break down from not having physiological pressure, thus causing the area to die off. However, if you visit the dentist to help you with regard to your pain, then you have the chance of having corrective measures taken such as dental implants.

How Dental Implants Are Effective In Treating Teeth And Gum Disorders

You can opt for a single tooth, partial, or full implant to ensure that your problems are remedied. Dental implants are far more effective than dentures because they help fight bone resorption. This occurs because when the tooth or teeth are no longer presenting force on the problem areas, thus the jawbone itself begins to break down. However, with dental implants, this is no longer a problem. As a matter of fact, each tooth is anchored in place with a synthetic root per se, and this allows for dental implants to effectively take the place of your teeth that have been removed.

When it comes to problems with your teeth, it is always best to seek help as quickly as possible. It is extremely important to practice preventative measures such as flossing, brushing at least twice a day, and avoid processed sugars as often as possible. If you do enjoy sugary foods, then make sure to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after consumption to help better protect your beautiful smile.

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