There are several reasons why you might put off searching for Sandy Springs dental implants, but are you ignoring signs that your teeth are in need of repair? Prolonging a visit to a dental implant specialist does nothing more than exacerbate the problem, so it’s important to pay attention to the signs your body gives you and schedule an appointment with your dentist.

It’s easy to confuse some of the below signs and symptoms with other dental issues, so being aware of your oral health and these abnormalities, and consulting with a dental implant specialist is the best way to be sure you need Sandy Springs dental implants.

Severely Chipped or Missing Teeth

If you’ve experienced a broken tooth, you may have tried other means to repair, like veneers or crowns. There are a few different reasons these options might not be for everyone, particularly if you have several broken teeth, or even missing teeth. Sandy Springs dental implants will quickly and easily replace broken, chipped, or missing teeth, without having to endure the painful process often associated with veneers. Crowns also pose inconveniences, as they have a greater tendency to break and need more frequent care.

Poorly Fitting Dentures

Dentures often make the wearer uncomfortable, and rarely do they fit perfectly flush with the mouth. Even so, there is always the potential irritant of food getting stuck in the dentures and causing possible infection. Sandy Springs dental implants are strong, sturdy, and will last much longer with far less discomfort than dentures. You will also have the freedom to brush and floss like they are your normal teeth!

Bone Loss, Sunken Facial Features

Deterioration of the jawbone is not uncommon, and can result from a variety of factors from aging, TMJ, infection, etc. Loss of bone density in the jaw can cause a sunken appearance of the face, and occurs when the muscles are not utilized properly. A dental implant specialist will be able to assess your bone structure and determine the perfect dental implant strategy for your needs. 

Pain or Discomfort While Eating

Missing, broken or chipped teeth can cause severe pain and discomfort while eating, pain that may drive you to consume fewer solid foods. This is usually cause from exposed roots and nerve endings that lead to increased sensitivity to hot and cold drinks / foods. The pain from a damaged or missing tooth can make you favor one side over the other, leading to uneven smiles, face shapes and bites.

Infection

Infected teeth often lead to intense pain, and depending on the extent of the infection, Sandy Springs dental implants may be required. If severely infected, the tooth (or teeth) will need to be removed to keep the rest of your teeth healthy and replaced with a new dental implant.

Insecure About Your Smile

Many of the factors mentioned above can cause or lead to an uneven smile and bite, and subsequently a drop in your smile confidence. You should feel confident in your smile, and a dental implant specialist in Sandy Springs can help you get there.

Considering Sandy Springs Dental Implants? Consult with a Specialist

 At Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery, we are dedicated to giving patients the smile confidence they deserve. If you have any difficult or pain chewing food, a broken or missing tooth, or any other dental concern, we have you covered.

Call our dental implant specialist today at (404) 649-5536 (Cumming, GA) or (404) 491-8943 (Atlanta) or go online to schedule an consultation, and start your journey towards a brighter smile with Sandy Springs Dental Implants.