Dental implants have become the #1 dentist-recommended option for missing teeth.
Have you wondered if you are a good dental implants candidate?
The short answer is: Yes, you probably are!
But there are some things to consider before you make your dental implants consultation appointment.
First, let’s talk about why dental implants have become so popular with both dentists and patients.
Why dental implants?
For decades, dental bridges were the preferred treatment for one or more missing teeth. But many patients complained about the unreliable fit and the need to modify surrounding healthy teeth to utilize a bridge.
The solution? Dental implants!
Dental implants are a stand-alone solution that doesn’t require the support of surrounding teeth. The procedure involves placing a small titanium post into the bone as a replacement tooth root. A beautiful dental crown is secured to the top of the implant to replace the missing tooth.
At Lyme Road Dental, we can offer our patients the convenience of placing and restoring their implants right here in our office – no need to shuffle around to different offices.
Some of the benefits our patients love about dental implants include:
- A permanent solution that can last for decades
- A stable fit, making it easy to eat, speak, and laugh
- Having their implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth
- Encourage healthy bone retention – no “sunk in” look around the mouth
But, are dental implants the right solution for everyone?
Who can use dental implants?
Dental implants are the ideal solution for just about anyone who has missing teeth.
They’re a wonderful option for anyone who has lost a permanent tooth due to an accident or disease.
You are a good candidate for dental implants if you possess the following:
- General good overall health
- Enough healthy bone tissue to sustain an implant
- Healthy gums that are free from periodontal disease
But what if you don’t meet up to all of these requirements? Does that mean you can’t have an implant? No, it doesn’t!
We can help you become the perfect dental implants candidate
Healthy gums are important not just to support dental implants but for your overall and oral health.
If gum disease is an issue, we have periodontal solutions that can restore the health of your gums.
Dr. Melkers and Dr. Wonsavage can use safe and effective non-surgical periodontal treatment to provide you with the healthy gums needed to ensure a successful dental implant procedure.
When a tooth is lost, the underlying bone also deteriorates. If an exam determines there is not enough healthy bone tissue available to support an implant, a procedure can be done to replace the lost bone tissue.
Healthy bone is transplanted and allowed to integrate with the jaw.
An implant can now be added into the now built-up and robust bone tissue.
The dental implant permanently integrates with the bone in a process called osseointegration. This is what makes them such an outstandingly sturdy and durable option for missing teeth.
Are dental implants worth all this extra effort?
In a word: Yes!
Dental implants = a healthy, happy smile
The benefits implants offer our patients in terms of oral health, functionality, longevity, patient satisfaction, and comfort make them the preferred option for restoring missing teeth.
It’s well worth any effort or cost!
The best way to find out if you are a good dental implants candidate is to schedule a consultation with our dental implants experts, both of whom hold Masterships with the Academy of General Dentistry. They will be able to outline the perfect treatment plan for your smile.
If you have any other questions about dental implants, we would be happy to answer them for you. Just contact us by any of these means:
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