People who are missing one or more of their teeth might find that they are good candidates for dental implants. While there are a range of options available for replacing lost teeth, the implants have some wonderful benefits that make them a good and long-lasting solution. However, it is important to remember that not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. The following information should give a better idea of whether implant dentistry is the right choice for you.
Ideally, you will have healthy teeth and gums, as well as enough bone density in the jaw to support the use of the dental implant. If you do not have proper density, the bone might not be able to withstand chewing. In some instances, it may be possible to get a bone graft to help increase the density in the jaw.
Ideal candidates for dental implants will also be committed to good oral hygiene. Patients should not suffer from autoimmune disorders or uncontrolled diabetes either, as this can make it more difficult for you to heal.
Those who are smokers will need to stop smoking during the dental implant process. Keep in mind that the entire process can take up to a year for the implant to fuse and heal properly with the bone. Smoking during this time can cause problems with healing.
If you believe that you are a good candidate for dental implants, you will want to speak with one of our dentists in Huntley at Advanced Dental & Implant Care today. They can examine you and let you know if this is a procedure that’s right for you, or if another type of restorative dentistry might work better for you. You can get in touch with us through the contact page, or by calling us at 847-854-1200.