Candidates for Dental Implants
Though many people make good candidates for dental implants, this method of tooth replacement is not for everyone. Patients must meet certain criteria to improve the long-term results of a dental implant procedure.
Dental implants may be right for you if you have one or more missing teeth, or if you have an unhealthy tooth that will need to be extracted. Since implants are embedded within the jaw, patients must have enough bone and soft gum tissue to support the implant. Additionally, a person getting dental implants should be in good general and oral health to reduce the risk of complications during and after the procedure. Conditions like gingivitis and periodontitis should be addressed before getting dental implants.
Did you know…
When a tooth comes out, the bone beneath begins to gradually deteriorate? Waiting too long to replace a tooth can raise the risk of bone erosion, making it more difficult to achieve successful results. Patients who do not qualify for dental implants because of poor bone support may qualify for bone grafting. Similarly, individuals with inadequate gum tissues may be candidates for soft tissue grafting, which may make a future implant possible.
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Keep in mind that only your dentist can determine if dental implants are right for you. For more information or to schedule your one-on-one consultation, contact our office today. Our team has the skill and experience to make the smile of your dreams a reality.