Are dental implants for me?
Most likely, if you are reading this, you or someone you know has lost teeth. Whether they were lost through an accident disease or decay, dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option for nearly everyone.
Dental implants can be used when:
» A single tooth is missing – instead of a bridge
» Several teeth are missing – instead of bridges or partial dentures
» All teeth are missing – instead of dentures
With dental implants, you can eat most foods you want, depending on the type of implant restoration because these new teeth are strong and stable – they look and feel like your own natural teeth. They give you back your smile.
How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for dental implants?
If you feel that dental implants could be a viable option for you, contact your dentist to schedule an oral exam. It is not acceptable to proceed with implant treatment if there are areas of untreated disease of teeth, gums or bone, as these can affect the success of your implant surgery as well as the integration and maintenance of the implant itself.
Therefore, a thorough full-mouth examination (including teeth and gums) should be performed. This allows the dentistto also assess your bite (occlusion) which is important to the success of our implant restoration.