If you have missing teeth, you’re probably researching the best replacement options. Out of all the solutions available, dental implants offer the most unique and beneficial advantages. But is this treatment option right for you? Your implant dentist has included a quick and easy quiz to learn the answer!
#1. How would you describe your smile?
- Almost perfect.
- Missing one tooth.
- Missing most of my smile.
#2. Do you currently have dentures?
- Yes, a partial.
- Yes, a full denture.
#3. How long have you been missing teeth?
- 1 to 12 months.
- 1 to 5 years.
- More than 5 years.
#4. Do you have to change the way you chew?
#5. Are you confident in social or professional settings?
- I sometimes hide my smile.
- I’m self-conscious due to my tooth loss.
#6. What’s keeping you from fixing your smile?
- I’m not sure that I need treatment.
- I have difficulty committing.
- I’m ready to start now.
#7. What’s your budget like?
- I want the most cost-effective option available.
- I’m willing to spend a little more on my smile.
- I will pay whatever it takes to get a full, beautiful set of teeth.
If You Answered…
You’re probably missing just one tooth. While this may seem like a minimal issue, even one lost tooth can lead to jawbone deterioration, which may eventually cause additional tooth loss. However, your dentist can use an implant-retained crown to seamlessly complete your smile. The best part is that it will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.
You may be missing multiple teeth consecutively or throughout your mouth. Your dentist can use an implant-retained dental bridge to literally bridge the gap in your smile. Plus, your natural teeth won’t need to be altered. If your pattern of tooth loss is more random, then multiple implant-retained crowns may be recommended to achieve a complete smile.
There’s a good chance you’re missing all or most of your teeth. In this case, your dentist will recommend an implant-retained denture. This option allows you to restore your entire smile with the stability and health benefits of dental implants—no more slipping and sliding dentures! You can eat all your favorite foods with an implant-retained denture.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact an implant dentist near you and get started on a better way to smile!
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Alan Arrington is a highly trained dentist with over 150 hours of continuing education in advanced procedures like dental implants and bone grafting. He is proud to offer dental implant placement and restoration at his convenient location. If you have any questions, he can be reached through his website or by phone at (706) 801-4089.