When you lose an adult tooth, it leaves a deep and problematic gap behind.
In addition to making chewing and eating difficult, the exposed tooth socket increases the risk of infection.
It can also cause other teeth to “drift” out of alignment and can lead to facial collapse. Fortunately, dental implants can help patients avoid these associated dental health issues.
In general, you may be a candidate for dental implants if you:
- - Are missing one or more teeth
- - Have a fully mature jawbone that is no longer growing
- - Have enough bone tissue to secure the dental implants, or can have a bone graft
- - Have a generally healthy mouth
- - Do not have underlying health conditions that will make it difficult for your jawbone to heal after the procedure
- - Are unwilling or unable to wear dentures
- - Would like to improve your speech
- - Do not smoke tobacco
One of the significant benefits of dental implants is that teeth restored with implants will not decay like natural teeth and will resist cavities, discoloration, and other problems. If you are looking for a sturdy, lasting, discreet replacement for missing teeth, contact us to learn more about our dental implant procedures.