Dental implants are a great choice for individuals that want to improve their smile and functionally of their mouth. This means both men and women, youths and adults, are prime candidates to taking on this procedure.
The main reason Individuals will choose dental implants is because one or more of their teeth are missing. You can lose a tooth at any point in your life. It could be because your tooth has decayed and it needs to be removed. It could be your kid who lost a front tooth from a football accident.
“I’m Too Old For Dental Implants?”
A common phrase we typically hear is someone might think they’re too old to get dental implants. This simply isn’t the case! If you’re worried about your teeth or want a better smile, then implants are the sure way to go, regardless of your age.
There are many other factors that are taken into consideration when determining if dental implants are the best and safest option for you. If you think you’re too “old” or if you think your mouth is not healthy and strong enough, I highly urge you to contact us so we can give you more specific advice
“I Want The Implants But I’m Scared of The Procedure”
When people hear the word dental implants, they immediately start to think of all the things that can go wrong during the surgery. Perhaps they’ll feel a poke around their mouth, they’ll hear all the drilling and screwing, or they won’t like the end results.
Fortunately for you, there are great oral sedation methods to keep you calm and relaxed throughout the entire procedure. One of the best forms of sedation is going to be IV sedation, or otherwise known as sleep sedation or Twilight sleep.
This is basically when they put you to sleep so you won’t experience or remember any part of the procedure. The only part you’ll remember is when you first walked into the dentist and when you were woken up from your sleep.
Other than that, you will not feel or remember any part of the surgery. Even if you do by chance remember something, it won’t be anything bad or negative.
I’m Missing A Tooth But It Doesn’t Bother Me. Do I Need To Worry?
In our experience, if you’re missing a back tooth that’s not visible to others, you’ll most likely not pay it any attention. Yes, you can get by with a missing tooth. You’ll still be able to talk and chew your food, so there’s not going to be any alarming issues that will need your immediate attention.
You can be missing a tooth on the right side of your mouth, so all you’ll have to do is shift your eating to the left side and problem solved.
There are of course, risks and dangers associated with not replacing your tooth. One being that if your tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth bare the additional stress of chewing and can potentially lead to cracking.
Your chances of experiencing more pain, discomfort, or embarrassment is when you’ve lost multiple teeth. Depending on the teeth you’ve lost, this can affect your ability to chew and talk, which can form bad habits and bring negative results in your personal and professional life.
Ready To Get Started?
Are you concerned about your smile? Are you missing one or more teeth? There’s no need to worry, you can contact us about your needs and we will gladly talk to you and listen to your goals and what you want to accomplish.
Call us at (713) 807-9877 or use the button below to Ask a Question or Schedule Your Appointment to have Dr. Jonathan Penchas or one of his expert staff examine your teeth.