Could You Benefit From This Life-Changing Treatment?
Do you suffer from missing teeth, severe tooth decay or would you love to improve your dentures? If so, we know that it can be frustrating and confusing to choose a tooth replacement option or decide your best course of action when upgrading dental hardware. You want to choose something that fits your lifestyle and budget best while also allowing you to enjoy your smile. Dental implants are always our first recommendation to patients; however, not every patient is an ideal candidate. Are you? Read on to see.
What Are Dental Implants?
Do you need to choose a tooth replacement option and have been considering dental implants? Dental implants are a wonderful choice if you have tooth loss, are experiencing severe decay or are looking to upgrade your dentures. Dental implants are a state-of-the-art treatment that provides a permanent base for replacement teeth. Over time, the prosthesis fuses with the jawbone to create a permanent solution. We recommend dental implants to our patients because they look, act, and feel like natural teeth. Patients love dental implants because they tremendously improve their life. Implants help patients love their favorite foods again with no restrictions. They are also easy to care for, increase jaw health, and help restore self-esteem.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
We have patients who would love to choose dental implants as a tooth replacement option but are hesitant because they feel like they wouldn’t be a candidate for treatment. Thanks to modern dental technology, more patients are eligible than ever before. The state of your overall and oral health is the most important factor when determining eligibility. Signs that you will be a candidate include:
No Current Medical Conditions
Unfortunately, patients with certain medical conditions and who are currently receiving certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, may not be eligible for implants.
Patients who are smokers have a higher chance of the dental implant procedure not being successful. Smoking restricts oxygen and blood flow to areas in the body that will need it for the healing process.
Unfortunately, the procedure for dental implants is lengthy and has several different components. This treatment plan is not a quick fix and will take many months.
If you are interested in learning whether you are a candidate for dental implants, contact our office located in Wellington, FL to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have a beautiful smile you will love to show off!