If you have a problem tooth that you’ve been considering getting rid of for a while, now might be the best time to remove it and replace it with a dental implant. Here’re some reasons why.

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Remove Uncertainty

One of the most important benefits of removing a problem tooth is that it removes uncertainty. With a problem tooth that has had recurrent decay, multiple fillings, or a dental crown but still causes discomfort from time to time, you know what it’s like to have to make emergency dental appointments. It’s not just the trouble of dealing with the pain of the tooth when it flares up, you then have to make an appointment at a moment’s notice, disrupting your schedule and leading to unexpected expenses.

But with a dental implant, you can eliminate this type of uncertainty. With a dental implant, you will have a set sequence of appointments to get the procedure done. The dental implant has a set cost, and with the high level of implant success (98% according to many clinical studies), you know that problems are unlikely.

Long-Term Success

Another benefit of replacing a problem tooth with a dental implant is that you know you’re getting a long-term restoration. Once a dental implant is in place, the implant itself can be a permanent restoration–lasting 30-50 years for most people with proper care–and the dental crown or bridge on it may just need adjustment, repair, or replacement every ten years or so.

This can reduce the number of visits you need in the future. With the potential that dental offices might close to non-emergency procedures again, it’s better to get your implant now and not need additional treatments in the future.

Ease of Care

With all the extra parts to our daily routine–extra handwashing, sanitizing, and mask wearing–who wants extra elements added to our oral hygiene routine. So why choose a tooth replacement option like a removable denture that you have to spend so much time taking care of. Removable dentures often have to be removed before you eat, or they have to be specially cleaned after every meal. You have to bother with clasps and/or denture adhesives to try to keep dentures in place.

But ease of care is part of what makes dental implants the best tooth replacement. Just brush and floss them as you would a regular tooth. For most people, the only other requirement is that you make regular dental checkups according to your typical schedule. For some people, we might recommend an increased maintenance schedule, but that will likely be just three or four visits a year and won’t increase your daily care needs.

Considering Dental Implants in Las Vegas?

If you have one or more problem teeth that have been bothering you on and off, now might be the best time to remove them and replace them with dental implants. We utilize sedation dentistry to help people have a comfortable implant experience, even in these stressful times.
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and schedule your appointment, please call (702) 873-0324 today for an appointment with Las Vegas implant dentist Dr. James B. Polley.