Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a popular form of cosmetic dentistry done at LaserDentalAssociates.com in Sterling Heights. Dental implants are essentially "teeth implants," because they are used to replace missing or lost natural teeth in a permanent, aesthetically pleasing way. The implant is a titanium rod that is placed into the gums and through to the jawbone for stability and strength, and is then capped with a dental crown to give the appearance of a natural tooth in its place.
However, dental implants are not for everyone. An ideal candidate for dental implants would be an individual that takes very good care of his or her teeth. This is because individuals receiving dental implants cannot have periodontal disease, gum disease, or an overall unhealthy mouth. This can affect the placement of the implants and can result in lower success rates. Healthy gums and teeth, paired with ideal oral health care, will result in a more successful implantation of the titanium rods
Also, an individual looking to have dental implants done should have strong bones and gum tissue. Dental implants use the bone of the jaw and gum tissue to help stay seated in the mouth and to provide stability to the false tooth. Without strong bone and jaw structure, a dental implant could fail because of its inability to stay seated within the bone.
There are alternatives to those who are not good candidates for dental implants. Bridges may be placed, or removable partial dentures can be used to give an appealing look to an individual's mouth who is missing a tooth (or several teeth).
If you are a candidate for dental implants and live in the Sterling Heights area, our great Doctors at LaserDentalAssociates.com can talk to you about the benefits of and alternatives to dental implants at your first consultation appointment. Call 586-838-2017 today to set up your first examination.