Dental implants are on the rise, as they are the only viable solution to offer a fully functional tooth that also happens to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye. So much that nobody will notice you have one in your mouth.
The Magic Comes from Osseo Integration
Dental implants are made possible because of a process known as Osseo integration. This process allows the titanium rod that is strategically placed into your gums to form a strong bond that fully integrates with your gum tissue and underlying bone.
The Perfect/Ideal Candidate
Most people are excellent candidates for dental implants as dentists further their education by learning new techniques that guarantee even greater success rates. NO dental implant can be fully 100% guaranteed to be a success. There is always a chance of dental implant failure, though it is very rare with modern dentistry.
What makes a good candidate:
- You have lost one or more teeth.
- You are in good health, which includes oral health also.*
- You have loose dentures that you want replaced.
- You have complications with existing crowns or bridges.
- You have enough bone integrity for your jaw to support an implant.
The last bullet, bone integrity for jaw support, often is the deal breaker for a dental implant candidate. Bone loss may occur with age and you may need to undergo bone grafting to restore lost tissue in order for your gums to accept a dental implant.
No matter what you read or find online, nothing is as valuable as meeting in person with a professional implant dentist. That is why we offer free consultations to help patients discover their options as each individual is case by case – there is no one size fits all answer. If you have missing teeth, then you are always a possible candidate!
*Diseases such as diabetes, periodontal disease, alcoholism, smoking, and other problems may affect your outcome.