5 Signs You Might Need Dental Implants

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Are you fed up with the messy adhesives and slippage you have to deal with when wearing dentures? Or maybe you are living with sensitivity or pain from a severely cracked or broken tooth? Do you find yourself nervous about smiling because of the gaps in your smile from missing teeth? 

No matter which of the above describes you, Dr. Harry McCool, a respected dentist in Lilburn, GA, would like you to be educated about what dental implants can do for you and your dental issues. So join us as we discuss why you might need dental implants.

1. You have a severely cracked tooth or a broken tooth.

If you have a cracked or broken tooth, a dental crown or a dental implant may be your only options to restore its’ full use. While dentists usually want to save as much of the natural tooth as possible, if the tooth is too far gone, the best option may be an extraction and an implant to replace the problem tooth. If an implant is needed, you can be certain it will look and function just like your natural teeth.

2. You are missing one or more of your natural teeth.

Living with gaps in your smile where you are missing teeth can be embarrassing and make you hesitant about smiling, talking or eating in public. A dental implant will occupy the space where your natural tooth once lived and will look and feel just like your natural teeth too.

3. You are starting to experience bone loss (in the jaw area).

It’s a fact that dental implants can actually help prevent bone loss in your jaw. The artificial root of the implant is cast from titanium. This metal naturally bonds to the bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. Once this has happened, the “root” of the implant can promote jaw bone growth just like the natural tooth roots would, reducing the risk of the bone tissue eroding over time if the tooth is not replaced.

4. You have loose-fitting partials or a loose-fitting denture.

Loose-fitting dentures or partials can be aggravating to deal with on a daily basis. Dental implants are an excellent alternative to dentures and partials. With implants you will no longer have to worry about your dentures becoming loose throughout the day or that they will fall out in public while talking or eating. 

5. You have a sunken-in look to your facial appearance.

You may have noticed the sunken-in or caved-in appearance that the mouths of some denture-wearers have? Unfortunately, this is common with patients who wear dentures due to bone loss in the jaw as you grow older. Because dentures do not stimulate bone growth as implants do, the bone deterioration continues over time, resulting in the previously described sunken-in, caved-in appearance. Preventing the degradation of jaw bone tissue prevents mouth regression. Dental implants stimulate bone growth in the jaw around the implant, helping to avoid this problem.

Dental Implants in Lilburn, GA

Live in or near Lilburn, GA? Call (770) 450-4407 today for an implants consultation with Dr. McCool or schedule with us online. Dr. McCool and his team look forward to helping you restore your smile!


Harry W. McCool, DDS, PC
Lilburn, GA Dentist

645 Beaver Ruin Rd NW, Suite A
Lilburn, GA 30047

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Current Patients (770) 381-9320


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