Everyone has their own battle with dental issues. For some, it's keeping their teeth clean on a consistent basis. Others have a lot of structural problems. If you are dealing with any of these problems, getting dental implants might be something to talk about with your dentist.
An Infected Tooth That Needs to be Pulled
Teeth can be become infected for a couple of reasons. It could be a lack of maintenance or bacteria was able to reach the innermost part of a tooth because of a crack. If your tooth infection is to the point where a tooth has to be pulled by your dentist, you might talk about substituting it with a dental implant.
Then this tooth-pulling process won't seem as dramatic because a dental implant supporting an artificial tooth can be set up in the missing space. You might want to discuss this option before the tooth is pulled because it will help you and the dentist make the necessary preparations for a quicker implantation process.
Already Missing a Tooth
If you're already missing a tooth because of an unfortunate dental circumstance, dental implants might the best solution. You can have as many missing teeth as you want replaced with dental implants.
You'll go see a dentist to have the missing space analyzed to see what has to be done prior to the metal post (implant) being secured into your jawbone. As long as there is enough jawbone left to support the metal post, you probably will be a good candidate for this procedure.
Tired of Dentures
Dentures are an effective option for dealing with a lot of missing teeth, but sometimes people get tired of maintaining them. Since dentures are removeable, there are more chances of contamination and thus more care steps are required.
If you have dentures and are looking for a potentially more convenient option, dental implants might be a good transition to make. You'll still have to clean your implants with the right products, but they will remain in your mouth. You thus don't have to find storage solutions and work as hard to keep them in good condition.
There are special dentists can install dental implants in patients' mouths. If you have certain problems like teeth missing or dentures that are hard to care for, dental implants might be something you get more serious about. Contact a local dentist to learn more.