Dental implants are a way to replace just one or multiple missing teeth using a permanent and high-quality restoration. Implants can last for 20 to 30 years, with some patients having implants that laser longer than just two decades. Implants are incredibly beneficial because they don’t require other teeth to be compromised just to replace one or two at a time. The implants themselves are made out of surgical-grade titanium, so they’re safely used within the human body. You can use implants to replace one missing tooth at a time, keep a bridge in place and even keep a denture securely in the mouth.
Who’s a good candidate for Dental Implants?
In order for implants to heal correctly, you need to have healthy and solid bone structure. The implant post will naturally fuse with this bone in about three to six months after the procedure has been done. For this reason, you may need a bone grafting prior to the implant procedure if you suffer from bone loss. You should ideally be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery and have the ability to heal after the procedure is finished. Most patients who want implants and who are interested in the procedure are good candidates to have the work done.
Tips for maintaining and caring for your Dental Implants
The best tip for maintaining and caring for a dental implant is to keep up with your regular care in the office. This allows us to check the health of your implant and to ensure it’s not inflamed, infected or broken. Taking care of your teeth at home by regularly brushing and flossing is key to keeping the implant in the best shape. With proper care and maintenance, you’ll enjoy an implant that lasts for decades and works to enhance your natural smile. If you’re a denture wearer, these implants are crucial in protecting your plate and preventing the need for adhesives and creams. We are here to help answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure and how it works. You’ll come in for a consultation prior to having any type of work done so that we can determine if implants are right for you.
If you would like to come in for a consultation regarding dental implants, call our office today and we can schedule an appointment for you.