Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

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In order to improve your dental and oral health, you should replace any missing teeth that you currently have. Missing dentition can play more of a role than just cosmetic. You might find it difficult to eat, chew and speak if you’re missing a lot of your teeth. For this reason, you may want to consider the durable and safe alternative known as dental implants. For years, patients have chosen implants as a go-to option for many of their smile problems.

All About Dental Implants

The majority of dental implants available are made of titanium. This makes them a wonderful solution to many dental-related issues. The implant is embedded deep into the jawbone, where it is given time to integrate and fuse with the surrounding bone. Once this process is finished, a dental crown, bridge or a complete overdenture can be made and placed over the actual implant. Implants are durable, and they can last for decades without showing signs of wear or damage.

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All About Dental Implants

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

The vast majority of patients who want or need implants can safely have the surgery done. There is no age limit on who would benefit from this particular procedure. However, in order for implants to heal properly, they need enough bone to fuse with after being placed. If you have areas of bone loss, which is common among those with gum disease, you may need a bone grafting prior to the implant being placed. Likewise, you should be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery in our office.

What Can Be Expected During the Implant Procedure?

The implant procedure is a surgery that is done in our office in a safe and comfortable manner. We first numb the area receiving the implant and make a small incision through the gums. The titanium implant is then placed deep into the bone so that it has enough solid and healthy structure to fuse with over time. You can expect your new implant to heal in about three to six months. After this time, we’ll make a crown or bridge for the implant and place it over top of it. For some patients, these implants are used to keep their denture firmly in place.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants and how they’re placed, call us today to speak with one of our trained and helpful staff members.