Candidate for Dental Implants
Dental implants may be the right solution for you if you want a permanent, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants are customized to blend in flawlessly with your surrounding teeth, helping you achieve a stunning smile. They’re also highly durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Thanks to the unique design of a titanium fixture topped with a porcelain crown, implants look and function just like natural teeth.
You want to live with confidence and freedom, socializing and meeting new people can be tough when you have missing teeth. People are less likely to approach you if you’re reluctant to smile, potentially impacting your self-esteem as a result. Dental implants offer an ideal solution, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence.
Unlike other restoration options such as dentures, implants won’t slide around or fall out of your mouth. This means you don’t have to be cautious while eating meals or avoid certain foods.
Best of all, implants are never removed and can be cleaned just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing.
You want to protect your oral health, dental implants are the only tooth replacement that stimulates healthy jawbone growth to combat bone loss from missing teeth. This is thanks to osseointegration, the process of the titanium implant fixture fusing with your jawbone to replace the natural tooth root. As a result, implants prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting and help you avoid premature wrinkles.
The gaps left by missing teeth offer ideal breeding grounds for harmful oral bacteria. By eliminating these spaces, dental implants will reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
By choosing implants as your restoration, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile for many years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I have dentures, can I still qualify for dental implants?
Yes, you can very likely still qualify for dental implants. Ideal candidates for implant treatment will be in good oral health with plenty of jawbone mass. If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum disease, Dr. Poovey can prepare you for implants with a supplemental procedure.
Can my teenage son or daughter get dental implants?
To ensure the success of dental implant surgery, it’s vital that the patient’s jawbone is finished growing. For this reason, it’s necessary to wait until patients are at least 18 years old before they receive dental implants. For some patients, even more time may be required. During your initial consultation, our team will examine your jawbone to determine when you’re ready to support implants.
If I have gum disease, can I get dental implants?
Any oral health problems that may jeopardize the success of dental implant surgery will have to be treated before you begin the process. For patients with gum disease, we can prepare you for implants with scaling and root planing or soft tissue augmentation.
What if my jawbone is too small for dental implants?
Insufficient jawbone mass means that the implant fixture might not form a strong bond, making surgery risky. Fortunately, Dr. Poovey can restore your eligibility for dental implants with a bone grafting procedure.