Dental implants have been a huge game-changer in the lives of many dental patients. Implants are often the next best thing to natural teeth. With implants, you can enjoy the foods you formerly did and smile with confidence. Implants sound great, but many people still wonder whether they are a safe option for replacing lost teeth.
Planning for Success
Implants are generally made from titanium. This metal is biocompatible, meaning that it is easily accepted by your body and is nontoxic.
Implants are becoming ever safer thanks to leaps and bounds being made in the areas of computer technology. Thanks to 3-D imaging, we can now predetermine the most advantageous and conservative way to place implants before we operate.
Are You a Candidate for Implants?
One of the first considerations in determining the safety and effectiveness of implants is your health. This includes your dental health, as well. Dental implants are very safe, but if you are dealing with an uncontrolled chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease, then you will likely need to discuss your condition with your doctor before pursuing dental surgery.
Your oral hygiene should be impeccable to ensure the success of an implant. If you have other teeth in your mouth, your gums should be free of signs of gum disease. Also, the areas of your mouth you would like to have treated with implant therapy need to have an adequate amount of bone to support the implant.
An implant is also more likely to succeed if you already have a healthy routine of oral hygiene and keeping dental appointments.
Talk to your dentist to learn more about how dental implants can benefit you.
Posted on behalf of:
Park South Dentistry
30 Central Park S #13C
New York, NY 10019
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