What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease or injury. They can also replace a tooth that had to previously be extracted by the dentist.
Implants are the highest quality option for tooth replacement because they are placed into the jaw and can significantly minimize bone loss. Dental implants are very strong and will function like your natural teeth with very minimal variance.
What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
An ideal candidate for dental implants has good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implants. The best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. If you have missing teeth and do not meet these recommendations there are solutions to help you get there. Come see us to see what your options are. We will put together a strategy to restore the full health and use of your mouth. You will not regret the comfort and usability you will regain from having dental implants placed where your teeth are missing.
What is Required to Maintain a Dental Implant?
As you know, your own teeth require diligent oral care and regular dental visits. Although the implants will not be prone to decay, they are like your own teeth and will require the same care in order to keep you gums and bone healthy. In order to keep your dental implants clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply! Request an appointment today to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.