Dental Implants: Are They Right For You?

Whether it was by natural tooth decay, an accident, a periodontal disease, or an extreme injury—however you lost your teeth—life without them can be extremely difficult. Thankfully, there are several options to replace missing teeth. One of those is dental implants.

Dental implants provide one of the most permanent solutions to replace missing teeth. Since implants create a strong (one of the strongest) foundations and are made to resemble your natural teeth.

In this post, we’re going to highlight the many advantages of dental implants and how to tell whether you’re the right fit.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Let’s start with the benefits and there are numerous!

Many patients are choosing to say goodbye to dentures and hello to dental implants based on the permanent solution they provide. In addition to being permanent, since they resemble your natural teeth, you and others may not notice the difference. This is especially true when it comes to eating and speaking. Dental implants fit into the mouth perfectly, allowing you to eat comfortably, speak normally, and feel more comfortable showing off your teeth as if they were your own (no one will be able to tell the difference).

In addition to being a long-lasting solution, dental implants can also improve your oral health overall. With implants, your teeth will have easier access between teeth and since the implants do not require eliminating other teeth, the nearby teeth won’t be negatively affected. Simply put, dental implants are durable and eliminate the hassle of taking in and putting in teeth as you would with dentures.

But Are You a Candidate?

Dental implants are ideal for anyone who is looking to replace missing teeth. To be considered a candidate for dental implants you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have healthy gums
  • Have enough bone to hold the implant
  • Be committed to good oral hygiene
  • Show up to regular dentist visits
  • May need to quit smoking

Other factors that may affect your candidacy include: whether you have diabetes or have heart disease. In any case, you will be examined on an individual basis to ensure you are healthy enough.

To Learn More, Contact the Ricardo Chavez, DDS General Dentistry Today

At the Ricardo Chavez, DDS General Dentistry, we perform dental implants and do so with the utmost care. If you would like to be considered, please contact us today! We can examine your oral hygiene and determine where you are a perfect candidate for dental implants.  

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