Implant dentistry is the most advanced, most effective approach to modern day tooth replacement. Implants provide realistic looking, permanent prosthetics to replace your missing teeth. They not only look like natural teeth, but they also remain stationary in the mouth and are permanent. Even if you are only missing one tooth, an implant can restore your smile without requiring reconstruction of the adjacent teeth.
What Makes A Good Candidate For Implants?
You are most likely to be a good candidate for dental implants if you are in overall good health. Evaluation of your overall health as well as the health of your mouth helps determine how likely you are to heal thoroughly and successfully from an implant procedure. The healing process is vital to successful implants.
Some of the factors that make you a good candidate for dental implants include:
• Good dental health
• Good, consistent dental hygiene
• Healthy gums
• No systemic health issues
Choosing Dental Implants
Having implants placed usually requires two procedures. First, you will have the implants placed into your jawbone. These need time to heal. During this healing time, the bone bonds to the titanium in the implants. If this bonding process, called osseointegration, is successful, your prosthetic teeth can be attached to the implants to give you a natural looking smile.
Why Choose Dental Implants Rather Than Dentures?
Implants are in many ways better than dentures when it comes to tooth replacement. They will not shift or move in your mouth. The titanium root portions help stimulate the bone in your jaw to grow so it is not resorbed over time, as often happens with dentures. They also will not require any adjustments over time.
Learn More About Dental Implants Today
In general, if you are missing one or more teeth, you are a candidate for dental implants. However, to ensure the implant procedure will be successful, you should schedule a consultation with our office. Contact Prestige Oral Surgery today at 732-297-7000.