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Are Dental Implants Right for You? 

Aug 12 2021

For many patients who are missing teeth, a dental bridge or dentures can be a great option. However, not all patients have this option available to them—if a patient has a lack of natural tooth roots, placing a dental bridge or dentures can prove complicated, if not impossible. For these patients, dental implants could be a great alternative. At Distinctive Dental Solutions, we specialize in dental implants and can guide you through everything you need to know. To learn more about dental implants and whether or not you might be a good candidate for dental implants, call us directly today.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are tooth root substitutes. Typically made of titanium or ceramic, these small posts are surgically placed in the jawbone, and then an abutment is placed on top; the abutment is connected to the replacement tooth. The crown—or replacement tooth—that is placed on top of the implant and abutment is custom-made to match the shading and shape of your natural teeth. Because the implant is actually fused to the jawbone, it won’t slip. This makes dental implants a great alternative to other dental treatment options and procedures for missing teeth. 

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Many patients who aren’t good candidates for dentures or dental bridges are good candidates for dental implants. It’s important to always speak to your dentist first and get their opinion. With that in mind, you may be a good candidate for dental implants if:

  • You are missing a tooth or multiple teeth. 
  • You cannot wear dentures or you do not want to wear dentures. 
  • Don’t have any underlying health conditions that could impact your body’s ability to heal, specifically your bone-healing ability. 
  • You have adequate bone for the implantation. 
  • You have healthy oral tissues. 

It’s important to note that getting dental implants is not an overnight affair, from start to finish, the process could take multiple months. There are also some risks associated with the process, including the risk of nerve damage, injury to surrounding structures in the mouth, infection, and sinus problems. 

Talk to Distinctive Dental Solutions Today to Learn More

At Distinctive Dental Solutions, our dentists know how life-changing a good smile is. If you’re suffering from missing teeth that are contributing to speech problems, trouble consuming certain foods, or a lack of confidence, dental implants may be the solution. To learn more about dental implants and whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants, please reach out to our team directly today. We are here for you.

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