Dental Implant Surgery? Which is scarier? Missing teeth or going through with a surgery? We make your comfort our priority. If you’re a considering dental implant surgery, read further to learn who’s a good candidate and how we make this procedure less intimidating.
If you’re someone who is missing teeth, we understand how this can cause serious emotional distress. But it’s more than just a cosmetic concern, missing teeth affect how you eat, drink and breath! Imagine yourself smiling more often! We promise it’s worth it!
There’s A Good Chance You’re A Good Candidate!
Dental implants can replace one, some, or all of your teeth. They are often used in place of bridges or dentures. A good candidate will have healthy gums and their jawbone has stopped growing. The candidate should also have enough bone to support and anchor those implants. If the candidate has experienced some bone loss, the good news is that dental implants may be recommended to prevent further bone loss! In these situations, bone can actually be rebuilt with a bone-grafting procedure as part of the implant process.
Things To Consider…
If a candidate suffers from uncontrolled diabetes, various cancers, radiation to the jaws, is a smoker, alcoholism, or has an uncontrolled gum disease; these are all risk factors that can affect your outcome. Suffering from one of these diseases doesn’t rule out your candidacy, but we’ll need to thoroughly assess your situation through an evaluation. We pride ourselves on providing an informative consultation, which is ultimately going to make you feel confident and less intimidated by the process, start to finish.
Additionally, those who take certain medications, (steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system) may not be suitable candidates. People with pesky habits, such as grinding or clenching their teeth may put too much pressure on the implants which could cause damage in the long run.
Dental implants have an overall very high rate of success and our patients tell us how happy they are with the outcome! A thorough examination to determine the options are best suited for you if the first step in when considering dental implant surgery. Give us a call to schedule your consultation !