Dental implants are one of the latest and most advanced ways the replace missing teeth. Smile and self-confidence are greatly affected in the presence of missing teeth. They not only affect your smile and esthetics but can also cause shifting of adjacent teeth and gradual bone atrophy thus compromising self-esteem and function especially the ability to difficulty in biting. Keep reading to find out whether you are a potential candidate for dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed in the jaw and are supported by an overlying prosthesis (artificial teeth). Implants have become increasingly popular in recent years because of the increased success rate. They are fixed in the jaws and are nonremovable. They have outstanding durability and longevity if proper oral care has been taken.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
You can be a good candidate if you have:
Good health is vital for the success of the implants. Ideally, there should be no systemic disease especially related to bone metabolism. Similarly, good oral health is important to provide good support for implants.
Since implants are placed in the bone, success is more if there are adequate bone levels. Bone quality and quantity are playing a decisive role in treatment planning for implants. If teeth are not replaced after extraction and there is a considerable delay, bone loss starts.
Smokers have more chances of bone failure. The ideal candidate should be a nonsmoker.
For successful implant restoration, good oral hygiene is very important. Ideally, an implant patient should have regular dental checkups at 4-6 months. Plaque and calculus should not be allowed to stick to teeth for a prolonged period. Poor oral hygiene may lead to Peri-implantitis one of the main reasons associated with implant failures.
Regular implant visits are very important for the reason mentioned earlier, especially if the patient has any underlying medical condition or disease.
If you are taking bisphosphonate or any other medication, it is important to inform the Dentist. So that dentists can take appropriate measures to avoid any complications. Depending upon your medication, your dentist may recommend you not to choose an implant as a treatment option to replace your missing teeth.
You may also be the best candidate if you’ve not undergone any radiotherapy treatment.
Is there any risk involved?
Like any surgical procedure, dental implant surgery does come with inherent medical risks that are often outweighed by the many benefits dental implants offer:
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It’s always best to seek your dentist’s advice if you’re looking to get dental implants for your missing teeth replacement.
At Royal Dental, our dedicated team and experienced dentist are professionally trained to provide you best pain-free dental implant treatment at a reasonable price. If you are looking for dental implants to restore your missing teeth, or have questions or concerns related to the dental implants. Call today 713-330-7700 or book your appointment online to schedule your consultation.