Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants

Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Posted on 03/20/2018

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There are many good reasons why dental implants are considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Not only do dental implants look and function just like natural teeth, they’re also very easy to maintain! All it takes is an excellent oral hygiene routine and regular visits to your local dentist’s office.

If you have gaps in your smile that make you feel self-conscious or if you’re missing teeth for any other reason, dental implants could be exactly what you need to restore your smile and confidence. Find out more about the popular treatment below.

What are Dental Implants and Why Should I Get Them?

A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped titanium post designed to replace a missing tooth root. Once the dental implant has been surgically placed in the jawbone, the healing process begins. After the implant area has healed completely, a lifelike custom crown is placed on top of the implant to finish the procedure.

A dental implant will help to preserve the tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. This will help you maintain proper facial structure and an attractive appearance.

When compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants are longer-lasting and have a much higher success rate of over 95 percent. Therefore, the time and money you invest in your smile will be well worth it in the end. Plus, Dr. Burks will be right by your side to answer any questions you may have before or after the procedure.

If you have several implants placed, you can enjoy a better quality of life because your implants will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods and enjoy having improved speech, comfort, and appearance. This is especially true for patients that have dentures.

Who Can Get Dental Implants

A consultation with Dr. Burks can help determine if dental implants are right for you. Typically, you’ll be an excellent candidate if:

  • You have good oral and overall health
  • Your jaw is finished growing & developing
  • You’re a non-smoker
  • You’re committed to caring for your implants

Who Can’t Get Dental Implants

The below may jeopardize your candidacy, but it’s very likely that with dental treatment beforehand can allow you to still get dental implants. Be sure to ask your dentist for more information if:

  • Your jaw hasn’t finished growing & developing
  • Your overall health is poor, making you an unsuitable candidate for surgery
  • You have extreme bone loss in the jaw, as dental implants require a strong foundation of bone to support the implants
  • You have a smoking habit

Visit Us for Dental Implants in Winter Springs!

If you’re ready to find out if you can enjoy all the benefits that come with replacing those missing teeth of yours with dental implants, then it’s time to come and visit Dr. Burks. Just call our office at (407) 327-2030 or contact us online toask for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!