Are Dental Implants Right for You?

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Individuals with tooth loss have several restorative dentistry options from which to choose. In the past, dentures were typically the only option patients had. With the introduction of dental implants, though, dentists can now provide a permanent alternative to missing teeth. If you have suffered tooth loss, you too might be an eligible candidate for dental implants.

You have healthy bone tissue.
Dental implants differ from dentures in how they approximate natural teeth. Dentures secure to the gums with a strong adhesive, whereas dental implants bond with the tissues of the jawbone. Therefore, your dentist must determine that your bone tissue can support these devices before you are considered as a candidate for dental implants. Your dentist may also evaluate your gum tissue to ensure that it is healthy and free of inflammation.

You want a permanent tooth loss solution.
When dentures are fitted and taken care of properly, they can provide much needed support, comfort, and convenience for individuals with tooth loss. However, they still come with the risk of shifting in the mouth. Moreover, denture wearers must wash and soak their devices daily to enjoy the greatest possible benefit from them. Once dental implants are in place, though, you never need think of them as separate from your natural teeth. The titanium implants eventually fuse with the surrounding bone, providing a secure base for the abutments and crowns. With a consistent oral hygiene practice, you can enjoy your complete smile for years to come.

You understand the treatment timeframe.
Dentures can be made and fitted for a particular patient’s mouth in just days. Though dental implants can provide years of function and security, the implantation procedure may take several weeks or months. The insertion of the implants requires time for the jawbone and gums to heal and grow back around the devices. Only when this part of the treatment process is complete can the abutments and crowns be added. If the long-term nature of dental implant surgery fits your preferences, consult your dentist about your restoration options.

Would you like to learn more about your dental implant options? Then call Oak Creek Dental Care in Columbus, Ohio at (614) 682-8345. Our dental team can explain in further detail our dental implant services and help you make the right restorative dentistry choice.

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