People who have lost teeth are most-often too self-conscious to smile or talk. Even with the hassle of poor-fitting removable dentures, there’s always that worry that the teeth might slip causing you to mumble or slur. And for many years, the alternatives available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available! Basically, dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is used to hold a replacement tooth or bridge that are made to match your natural teeth. And the procedure in itself gives very little discomfort with the use of local anesthesia. Implant failures are very rare. In fact, dental implants have a success rate of 98% and with proper after procedure care, implants could even last a LIFETIME! Now with dental implants that function like your own teeth, you can now eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain! Ultimately, dental implants you can get back your SMILE and feel better about yourself. But WAIT!
Can anyone get Dental Implants?
Dental implant procedures are done by intimately connecting the gum tissues and underlying bones in the mouth. Therefore, the ideal candidate for this dental procedure is someone who is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in the jaw and healthy gum tissues free from periodontal disease are needed to support the implant. Heavy smokers, those who’ve had radiation therapy in the head/neck area, or those suffering from chronic disorders like heart disease and diabetes need to be evaluated on an individual basis as well. Also, a commitment to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits is a MUST from patients who will undergo this dental procedure. Are you qualified for a dental implant? If not, don’t worry, here at Dr. Thomas Brown, we can offer you different solutions for your dental health needs!