A bright, attractive smile is one of the biggest physical advantages that you can have. Badly stained, chipped, cracked, and missing teeth can create issues in both your professional and personal life. Fortunately, thanks to modern dentistry, no one has to live with an unappealing smile. Although today’s oral health care practices are geared toward preserving existing teeth for as long as possible, there are circumstances in which a tooth simply cannot be saved. Perhaps it was knocked out while playing sports or in an accident, or maybe it’s become decayed to the point where it’s lost all functionality. For these and similar instances, dental implants offer an efficient and effective solution.
Are Implants Right for You?
The first step in knowing whether implants are a viable option for your dental issues is scheduling an appointment with your dentist. Your dentist will be able to assess your individual situation and decide if you’re a good candidate for implants. Fortunately, however, implants are a good choice for the vast majority of dental patients. As long as you’re in reasonably good overall health as well as dental health, implants are likely to be right for you. There are two conditions, though, which may stand in the way of getting implants. They are a lack of bone material in the jaw and periodontal disease.
This does not mean that you absolutely cannot have implants installed — bone grafts are sometimes performed on those without adequate bone tissue, and it’s possible to get periodontal disease under control to the extent where implants are a possibility.
Please feel free to contact us today for more information on dental implants.