If you are one of the many who are constantly dealing with dry mouth due to an insufficient saliva flow, you may have experienced multiple dental issues in the past. In fact, you may have found that no matter how often you brush, floss or go to the dentist that your teeth have continued to decay over time. This is not your fault. Saliva is the natural way you mouth cleanses itself. If you suffer from dry mouth, the mouth tends to retain harmful bacteria and food particles when it should be removing it. If you have been watching your teeth go from good to worse to nearly unbearable, you may want to consider getting dental implants.
Unlike your teeth, dental implants are not affected by the lack of saliva and therefore cannot suffer from decay. The dental implant is simply an artificial tooth root that is affixed with an artificial tooth. Although the tooth looks and feels like a real tooth, there is no actual tooth structure remaining that can be susceptible to the bacteria that is left in your mouth. This is ideal for patients who suffer from dry mouth as once the procedure is complete, your smile will remain in perfect condition regardless of how long you have had your implants.
If you have experienced dental issues due to dry mouth call your Sterling dentist today! We would be happy to talk to you about your options concerning dental implants or answer any other questions you may have regarding your oral health!