Dental implants can improve dental health, improve your smile, and help you feel more confident. Many patients with damaged or missing teeth are interested in learning if dental implants are a good option for them. The following standards should be met by patients getting implants:
- Sufficient Bone Density
- Absence of Gum Disease
- Good Oral & Overall Health
- Little to No Tooth Grinding
- No Tobacco Use
- Solid Home Care Routine
This blog will provide a quick explanation of dental implants and the significance of each patient criterion.
What is a Dental Implant?
The best method now available to replace missing teeth is dental implants. Implants are composed of a secure titanium post that osseointegrates into the jawbone. The dentist mounts a stainless steel abutment and dental crown on top of the implant. A dental implant can last a lifetime with proper maintenance. The actual crown could last for up to 8 to 10 years.
Single teeth or a complete arch can be replaced with implants at once. Also capable of supporting bridges.
Criteria for Implant Patients
Sufficient Bone Density
To install dental implants, patients must have healthy jawbones. You might be able to undergo bone graft surgery to strengthen your jaw if it has weakened as a result of illness or missing teeth. This step will lengthen the time it takes to place a dental implant.
For individuals whose bone density is insufficient for a standard implant, our practice now provides tiny dental implants (MDIs). Small places are also a great fit for these implants.
Absence of Gum Disease
Healthy gums are required for those who want dental implants. Because gum disease damages the bone and gum tissues, having excellent gum health is essential. Gum disease can harm the jawbone and gums even after it has been treated. Treat gum disease as best you can before obtaining dental implants.
Good Oral & Overall Health
Being in good health is a must for dental implant surgery because anesthetic is used throughout the procedure. You might not be eligible for implants if you are medically unable to undergo anesthesia.
Little to No Tooth Grinding (Bruxism)
Implants may not be an option for people with severe bruxism since the condition could harm the implants.
No Tobacco Use
Smokers and other tobacco users are not suitable candidates for dental implants. Nicotine lowers the immune system, reduces blood supply to the gums, and prevents wound healing. If you currently use cigarettes and desire dental implants, do your best to stop. Your primary care physician has resources available.
Solid Home Care Routine
Dental implants require a strict home maintenance schedule. The minimum recommendations should be to floss once every day and use fluoride toothpaste at least twice each day.
Becoming a Good Candidate for Dental Implants
You can boost your chances of a successful dental implant treatment by heeding the advice in this article.
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