Dental Implant Candidacy
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Then, you may be a good candidate for dental implants to resolve your concerns about missing teeth and associated problems. Dental implants are one of the best ways to restore your oral cavity.
Why Should I Get Dental Implants?
Missing adult teeth can affect your oral cavity in multiple ways. It changes the look of your smile and interrupts your ability to chew food and speak. Moreover, missing teeth can also affect your facial structure in a major way. While dentures and bridges may be a possible solution to missing adult teeth, dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth.
However, dental implants are not for everyone. If you have missing teeth, you need to schedule a visit with our dentist to find out whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants.
5 Signs You Are a Good Candidate for Dental Implants
Your Gums and Other Teeth Are in a Good Health
Our dentist will investigate why you lost your teeth by assessing the health of your gums and other teeth. We will also assess whether you maintain good hygiene practices and show signs of stress. With these things in mind, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for implants or not.
Your Bone Density Offers Support to the Dental Implant
Dental implants need good bone support, so you can likely be a candidate for dental implants if you have good bone health.
You Can Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Practices
If you are dedicated to oral hygiene, then you make a good candidate for dental implants. While dental implants are artificial, they still need as much care as your natural teeth, including regular brushing and flossing, and a visit to the dentist at least twice a year.
You Are Non-smoker or Are Willing To Give Up Smoking
Smoking can hinder the healing process following the dental implant procedure. If you are a non-smoker, your chances of being a good candidate for implants can be higher. Moreover, if you are a smoker willing to quit smoking, you may also be a good candidate for dental implants. However, we will need to evaluate other factors before we can decide on whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants.
You are Patient!
Patience is the key. Dental implants can take anywhere from four to 12 months, so if you have the patience to let our dentist complete the procedure, you make a good candidate for dental implants.
Do you have more questions and concerns about dental implants? Contact us today at (916) 562-2755 and schedule a consultation with Jeffrey J. Rho, DDS and to see if you make a good candidate for dental implants and what steps you need to take to move on the right track.