Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Posted on 2/8/2021 by Robert Leale
|Losing a tooth can be an unnerving and discomforting ordeal. Whether it is from gradual decay, trauma, or a performed extraction, having a tooth gone is like missing a part of oneself. Fortunately, there are remedies to the loss, and one such remedy is a dental implant. Understanding who qualifies for a dental implant can help ease your worries and bring peace and a nice smile.
Briefly Understanding Dental Implants
Dental implants are oral surgical prosthesis that are attached to the skull or jawbone. Dental implants serve to replace teeth with artificial prosthesis and metal roots in order to perform like or better than the previous tooth and root. Dental implants can be used wherever there is a missing tooth that needs replacing. During the procedure, a hole is drilled into the bone, and a metal root is drilled in. Once the bone has healed, a tooth is affixed to the new root, and a smile is restored.
Who Best Qualifies for Dental Implants
Almost anyone can be a candidate for a dental implant. Understanding why a tooth is missing, though, may lead to understanding if an implant is feasible and a wise route to take. If the gums are receded and there is gum disease or damage to the gums, dental implants may pose difficult as that would have to be remedied and treated first.
Generally, the gums should be in overall good health prior to an implant. Good bone density increases the good matching for dental implants. Generally kept-up oral hygiene routines also factor in for a good implant. Quitting excessive drinking and smoking also increase the chances of a smooth implant procedure. Finally, having patience may not make you a better candidate, but it will allow you to process the implantation process a lot smoother and more gracefully. For any questions or concerns revolving around implants, do not hesitate to call our office to set up an appointment and learn more.
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