Do you have missing teeth? Are you embarrassed about your smile? If so, then may highly
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that look and feel like your natural teeth. They are permanently anchored into your jawbone, which means they can never slip or move like dentures can. But not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants.
So, who makes a good candidate for dental implants?
- The potential patient has missing teeth.
The traditional dental implant is a great option for replacing missing teeth. Not only does it provide support, but an alternative to bridges that rely on adjacent teeth for stability; implants can be done non-invasively which many people prefer over having their smile restored through surgery and gums covered with metal plates or crowns.
Dentists recommend dental implants if a patient has lost teeth. Many will not consider giving them artificial ones unless the gap is large enough to merit it, and this decision can be based on more than just one visit. In some cases, an expert opinion may also become necessary before deciding the type of treatment would be better other than implants.
- The patient has strong bone density.
Implants are the most reliable and lasting way to gain full oral replacement. They require sufficient bone density for support, which can be lacking in some patients due to their age or medical condition like osteoporosis that causes low-quality bones (Osteopenia).
Persons who are dealing with an underbuilt tooth or teeth due to weak bone density may not be eligible for implants. Their bones may not be strong enough to hold the implants for the long term, even with proper care.
- Someone who needs to undergo tooth extraction.
If you need to have a tooth removed, it’s important that the space in your mouth be replaced as quickly and efficiently possible. You can begin with implant treatment right away following extraction of one or more teeth; waiting too long can lead neighbouring teeth to drift towards each other. and may result in limiting the space for new ones to grow.
- The patient is looking into having dentures.
Implants are a great option for people who have lost all their teeth in the middle or back. Instead of wearing removable dentures, they can use two to four implants total to serve as an anchor to an extended dental bridge that follows their smile’s contour.
Full arch implants are more comfortable to eat and speak with than a larger “plate” that rests across the roof of the mouth.
- Strong gums and good oral health.
Though dental implants can be a great option for patients with tooth loss, it is not without its challenges. Patients must learn to maintain strict oral hygiene and prevent problems from creeping up in other areas of their lives as well-. Otherwise the result could potentially lead down an unpleasant path towards missing teeth or mouth sores which would make them less than thrilled about continuing on this course long term.