What you need to know about dental implants
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, or you need support for a dental appliance like a denture, dental implants are the state-of-the-art solution you’ve been waiting for. You may be wondering if dental implants are right for you and whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
The best candidates for dental implants are people who are in good health. There are certain medical conditions and lifestyle issues that can impact the healing and success of your dental implant. Be sure to let your dentist know if you:
Smoke or drink alcohol to excess
Have diabetes or cancer
Have had radiation to your jaws
Have current or a history of periodontal disease
You also need a sufficient amount of bone to provide support for the implant. Your dentist will take precise measurements and detailed x-rays including 3D scans and computer imaging to determine the amount of bone available for your implant. If you don’t have enough bone, your dentist can create additional bone with a bone grafting procedure to make a dental implant possible for you.
There are many reasons why people decide dental implants are the right choice to replace their missing teeth. Consider that dental implants are:
Successful, with a success rate of over 95 percent
Stable, because they are embedded in bone
Convenient, because you don’t have to remove them
Beautiful, because they look just like your natural teeth
Permanent, because with proper care they will last a lifetime
Healthy, because you can brush and floss normally
Only you and your dentist can decide if dental implants are right for you, but when you choose dental implants, you are choosing the best method available for tooth replacement. You deserve to have the best smile your dentist can give you, and thanks to dental implants, now you can have a great smile! Make an investment in your smile and choose dental implants. Call your dentist today to find out more!