A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root used to anchor a crown. If you’ve recently lost a tooth, our dental implant dentists can help you restore your smile.
We understand that you depend on your teeth to eat, smile, and talk with confidence. This is why we offer the dental implant procedure to those who qualify.
Your first step is to request a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists, that way, we’ll be able to determine if you’re a likely candidate.
Candidates for Dental Implants
To be a candidate for dental implants, you must have enough bone density in your jaw. That way, there’ll be enough tissue to support the implants. You must also have a healthy immune system for the dental implant procedure.
Dental implants are more likely to fail if you smoke. This is why candidates for are often non-smokers. Smoking can interfere with your jawbone’s ability to fuse to the dental implants. Dentists call this process “osseointegration,” which often takes several months.
Losing one tooth puts you at higher risk for losing more. Your body is able to sense missing teeth. As a result, your body will start to absorb minerals from your jaw to use elsewhere. Once this happens, your jaw loses its bone density and its ability to support teeth. Teeth next to the empty space will also start to tilt toward the gap until they loosen and fall out.