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Why Dental Implants Could Be Right For You

July 31, 2021

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn't fit well and can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots don't allow building dentures or bridgework tooth replacements.

As with any dental procedure, dentists only help guide the best possible treatment option for patients, but in the end, the final call will be of patients.There could be several reasons for implant consideration in patients. A dental implant could be the right choice for you if you are looking for one of these below options or you meet specific parameters.

Closest to the natural tooth for replacement

The next best thing to natural teeth is dental implants designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth to be confident in your smile. Dental implants may provide better long-term value than conventional teeth replacement options. 

Replacement of single missing teeth and multiple missing teeth

Suppose you want to preserve your natural tooth structure close to your missing teeth by avoiding tooth cutting in conventional tooth preparation for bridgework. In that case, dental implants are the perfect choice for replacing your missing teeth. 

Long-lasting and reliable

Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

With proper care and management, dental implants last long in the oral environment and reliable the convention replacement of missing teeth. They also required less cleaning than denture-wearing patients.

Good oral hygiene and adequate bone quantity and quality

Dental implants are a replacement for tooth roots. It is the integration of bio-compatible titanium with bone. After completing a dental examination and looking at your oral hygiene, your bone quality, and quantity, the dentist will decide it is suitable for implant integration with the bone and healthy oral tissue to bear the load.

A patient who is uncomfortable in wearing a removable prosthesis

The dental implant is the perfectly suitable option for you If you don't want your natural tooth to lose structure for bridge preparation and for those who have dry mouth and irritation to denture wearing or feeling irritation to denture wearing.

Patients who have good compliance

Dental implant treatment is a lengthy procedure it requires multiple visits and maintains good oral hygiene practice so, a patient who is willing to commit for several month dental treatment is a perfect candidate as there is a high chance of success rate who follow dentist instruction and comply with it during and after treatment.

A patient who has a good health condition

If you don't smoke or plan to quit smoking or have no disease like diabetes, arthritis, or heart-related problem, which can compromise dental implant success. There will be a risk to bone healing and increased implant failure for patients with the above health conditions.

Conclusion

 In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders -- such as diabetes or heart disease -- or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated individually. If you are considering implants, talk to your dentist to see if they are right for you.

If you feel unsure about dental implant procedures, and have questions or want to know more about dental implants, talk to our specialist Dr. Moreira at Litchfield Smiles. Feel free to contact our expert dental team for any appointment or procedure related questions.