A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or for many other reason. Dental implants are the ideal option for replacing teeth because they are placed into the jaw and can significantly minimize bone loss. Dental implants are very strong and will function like your natural teeth with minimal variation.
An ideal candidate for dental implants has good general and oral health. A proper amount of bone in your jaw is needed to support the dental implants, and good candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free from periodontal disease. If you have missing teeth and do not meet these recommendations there are solutions that can help you get to that point. Come see us to see what your options are and to put together a strategy to restore the full health and use of your mouth. You will not regret the comfort and usability you will regain from ridding your mouth of periodontal disease and having dental implants placed where your teeth are missing.
As you know, your own teeth require routine at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants will require the same care. In order to keep your dental implants clean and free of plaque, brushing and flossing still apply! Come see us today to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
To see the difference dental implants can make check out some before and after pictures here.