Dental Tips Blog

Oct
19

5 Signs You’re Ready to Get a Dental Implant

Posted in Dental Implants

Are you ready to see that gap in your smile disappear? A dental implant is an excellent choice for replacing lost teeth.

If you’re interested in getting an implant, then you need to make sure you’re ready for the procedure.

Here are five ways to make sure that you’re a good candidate for dental implants.

  1. You Have Excellent Oral Hygiene

A dental implant is a low-maintenance restoration, but you still need to take care of it the same as you would for any other tooth. Implants can fail if the gums around them are allowed to get infected with plaque bacteria.

If you do a good job taking care of your current oral health, then you’re probably a great candidate for dental implants.

  1. You Don’t Smoke

It is possible to still qualify for a dental implant if you smoke. However, you’re more likely to have a quick and successful healing period after the procedure if you stay away from tobacco use.

  1. You Don’t Grind Your Teeth

Teeth grinding can dislodge a dental implant from the bone. As long as you don’t put excessive stress on your teeth then a dental implant should thrive in your mouth.

  1. You’re Free of Gum Disease

No dentist will place an implant if your gums and jawbone are still being ravaged by gum disease. Having healthy gums improves the chances than an implant will stay healthy.

  1. Your Health Is Stable

Some health conditions and medications can disqualify you from getting a dental implant. If you’re healthy, you may be ready for an implant.

Visit a dental implant provider near you to find out whether or not you’re ready for implants at this time.

Posted on behalf of:
Gwinnett Family Dental Care
3455 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 921-1115

May
25

Am I Too Old for a Dental Implant?

Posted in Dental Implants

As long as you are healthy, there is no age limit for getting a dental implant.

Adult patients across a wide spectrum of ages have benefited from dental implants for years. The fact that you’re considering the possibility of implant therapy shows that it’s probably not too late for you.

Dental implants are one of the most predictably successful treatments out there. Even still, there are a few important considerations everyone needs to keep in mind before getting an implant.

Will Your Jaw Support an Implant?

Implants are metal screws that need plenty of bone to anchor into. After years of wearing a denture in your mouth, the bone under your gums will have shrunk a bit. You may need bone grafting to rebuild your jaw. A graft procedure means an extra investment of more surgery and recovery time.

Can You Care for Your Implant?

You need to be diligent about thoroughly cleaning your implant daily with a toothbrush and gentle floss. If you would have difficulty doing that, then a removable option that someone else can clean might be better for you.

Are You Ready to Invest Some Time and Risk?

Placing a dental implant in a healthy body is a very safe procedure. However, like any other surgery, there is always possibility something could go wrong. There is also the fact that implants take months to properly heal.

If you don’t want to put your body through all that at this point in your life, then your dentist will help you find another option. But if you’re interested in what an implant could do for you, bring the topic up for discussion with your family and local dentist.

Posted on behalf of:
Marbella Dentistry
791 FM 1103 #119
Cibolo, TX 78108
(210) 504-2655

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