Dental Implants: The Ideal Option
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.
If you have missing teeth or a missing tooth, we strongly encourage you to explore the option of dental implants. Meet wit your dentist to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for implants. 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. Give us a call today to find out why we are an Idaho Falls dentist that you can trust with your tooth replacement needs.
Attributes of a Good Dental Implant Candidate
Good General Oral Health
An ideal candidate for dental implants has good general and oral health.You will need to keep the area clean during the healing process. You will still need to brush your teeth and minimize infection around the dental implant. Unlike some people may think, a dental implant is not something that can just be done and then forgotten. It requires maintenance.
Adequate Bone Mass
Because a dental implant is placed directly into the jaw bone, proper bone mass and density is very important to ensure that the implant will be successful.
Healthy, Disease Free Gum Tissue
Bacteria that causes gum disease can also eat away at the bone surrounding your teeth. Since bone density is vital, dental implants should only be done in the absence of gum disease.
If you have missing teeth and do not meet these recommendations there are solutions to help you get there. Come see us today at Oxford Dental Care to see what your options are. We will put together a plan to get your oral health as optimal as it can be. You will not regret the comfort and usability you will regain from having dental implants placed where your teeth are missing.
Dental Implant Maintenance
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, or give us a call at (208)529-0420!