Are Dental Implants for Everyone?

Dental implants are excellent solutions for missing teeth. The success rate is high, and most patients of the procedure claim to be satisfied with the outcome. The treatment requires commitment because the procedure could take as long as nine to 12 months to complete.

More people are inquiring about getting dental implants, and the most common question is if anyone can get implants. Generally, any adult with one or more teeth missing can get dental implants, but their suitability for the dental device is dependent on several factors.

The answer is that dental implants are not for everyone. To know if you are an ideal candidate, the dentist will need to perform a clinical examination, take X-rays and examine your dental and medical history. In this article, we will discuss all the details you need to know.

Eligibility for dental implants

Patients considering different dental restorations for their missing teeth need to go for an initial dental consultation so the dentist can assess their oral cavity and make an appropriate recommendation. The initial consultation will involve a comprehensive oral evaluation to check the teeth, gums and jawbone and x-ray scans to check for bone mass required for the implant. During the consultation, the patient will be able to ask questions about their reservations, concerns or the procedure before proceeding with the treatment. The dentist must ascertain eligibility for implants, as it may affect the outcome of the procedure.

That is not all …

Oral surgery is necessary to insert dental implants. To be certified suitable for dental implants, the candidate must fulfill the following requirements.

Enough jawbone: Since the dental implant has to integrate with the jawbone, the bone mass must be enough. The osseointegration process is crucial for the implant’s success. If the jawbone cannot fuse with the implant, it will inevitably fail. The oral surgeon may recommend a bone graft procedure to improve the bone mass before the implantation surgery. If you lose a tooth, you should have it restored as soon as possible because jawbone deterioration starts soon after tooth loss and may affect your eligibility for implants.

Healthy gums: Gum disease is detrimental to the teeth and is the leading cause of tooth loss. It could affect the fusion of dental implants and is one of the reasons for implant failure. The dentist must treat gum disease before recommending the patient for a dental implant procedure.

Excellent overall wellbeing: Being medically fit and health is important to withstand the procedure and any risk or complications that may arise due to the surgery. If you are suffering from any chronic illness such as leukemia or diabetes, or are currently undergoing radiation treatment in the jaw or neck area, you will not be eligible for implants. Smokers will also be required to quit the act several weeks before surgery and throughout the healing period because smoking can adversely affect recovery.

In conclusion

Dental implants are considered the most stable and effective tooth restoration available, but they are not for everybody. The dentist will recommend other alternatives if you are not eligible.

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One of the more popular options available nowadays for those who are missing one or more of their teeth is dental implants, which are becoming more preferred because they closely resemble natural teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root and an artificial tooth top. The implant is surgically inserted into the dental patient's jaw bone, allowing the artificial tooth root to stimulate the jaw bone. This stimulation supports new jaw bone growth and therefore acts as a natural tooth root. Once the artificial tooth root has healed, the artificial tooth top will be attached to the tooth, making it a permanent and positive addition to the mouth.

Why you should visit a dental implant professional

The following are five reasons why it is a good idea for someone to visit a dentist who is considered to be a professional when it comes to placing dental implants.

1. Missing teeth

If someone is missing one or more of their teeth, dental implants are a great tooth replacement option and therefore they should visit a dental implant professional to restore their missing teeth.

2. Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are held in place by dental implants. This allows the dentures not to slip or need to use an adhesive to stay in place.

3. Maintain facial structure

When a tooth is lost, the jaw bone is no longer being nourished by the tooth's root. Because of this, a process known as resorption occurs, which describes the shrinking of the jaw bone. This can cause the structure of a person's face to change. Dental implants allow the jaw bone to remain stimulated, therefore maintaining facial structure.

4. Restore function

When a tooth is missing, chewing certain foods can be difficult. Dental implants act as natural teeth and restore full function to the mouth.

5. Long-lasting

Dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth replacement option modern dentistry offers. They typically last a lifetime with proper care.

Need to make an appointment for dental implants?

Ready to make an appointment with a dental implant professional? If you are in need of one or more dental implants, it is essential that you find a professional to perform the surgical procedure so that you can ensure that everything goes exactly as it is supposed to go when getting your new dental implants and that they last a lifetime.

If you happen to have any questions, simply contact us when you have a few moments so we can provide you with the answers you need. We are here for you if you need us!

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Many dental patients are choosing to have dental implants when they are missing multiple teeth. The reason is because a dental implant is the closest thing available to a natural tooth. When someone loses a tooth, the roots of that tooth are no longer anchored into the jawbone. This now means that the jawbone in this area is no longer being stimulated, which will eventually lead to various degrees of jawbone loss.

A dental implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone and will once again stimulate the jawbone in that area. This prevents any jawbone loss that comes with missing teeth. The new dental implant will need to be properly cared for just like one's natural teeth.

Same day implants

The same day dental implant procedure uses advanced dental technologies to help those who are missing multiple teeth. An experienced dentist will take a 3D scan of the patient's mouth during the first appointment. This means that the implants will be made according to each patient's specifications. During the second appointment, the patient will have the implants placed in their mouth that day. This allows for a much quicker dental implant process.

Traditional dental implants

The traditional dental implant procedure is one that requires a patient to undergo two separate surgical procedures. The first procedure requires the implant to be surgically inserted into the jawbone, which takes up to six months to fully heal. Upon healing, the patient will need to undergo a second procedure. In this procedure, a dentist will attach the anchor that will hold it in its place, allowing it to act just like a natural tooth.

Do you need to make an appointment for implants?

Would you like to make a consultation appointment for dental implants so you can fully understand what your options are? Making an appointment with a cosmetic dentist is the ideal way for you to understand exactly what your implant options are. As well as to learn the first step required towards your goal of good oral health. We can get you scheduled in at a time that is convenient for you, so just let us know what day and what time works for you. Our entire dental team is one that truly cares about you and your oral health, which is why we always make ourselves available for our patients when they need is. We hope to hear from you soon!

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