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Do you qualify for dental implants?

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Elmwood Dental Group
Do you qualify for dental implants?Many people suffer from tooth loss due to periodontal disease, tooth decay and injury. Missing teeth can significantly affect a person's confidence. For years, the only viable treatments for missing teeth were bridges and dentures. However, now you have the advanced option of dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are surgically infused into your jawbone to act as the roots for missing teeth. Dental implants contain titanium, which fuses with the jawbone, preventing bone damage that may result from dentures and bridgework.

Dental implants enhance the appearance of your smile as they feel just like your own teeth. They don't incur the risk of slipping, making sure your speech is clear. Dental implants are an advanced technology that provide comfort to the patient, ensuring ease in eating. They are a one-time expense and provide convenience and boost self-esteem.

Do you qualify for dental implants?

Due to the several benefits of dental implants, they are the best solution for people with missing teeth. More than 500,000 people receive dental implants every year, but not everyone qualifies for this treatment. Here's how to know if you are eligible for dental implant treatment:

•  You should have adequate bone density so your bone is strong enough to support and withstand dental implants. Poor bone density may cause implants to loosen or fall out
•  Your overall health should be satisfactory-If you are in good health, your dental implants are more likely to be successful
•  You should not have gum disease-if you have gum disease, we will postpone your surgery till your gums are in good condition as weak gums may cause implants to shift, come loose or even fall out
•  Don’t grind your teeth-Teeth grinding or bruxism won’t necessarily disqualify you but reduce the effectiveness of the treatment
•  You are a non-smoker-smoking interferes with the healing process after you get dental implants

How to get dental implants?

If you are looking for dental implants, come for a consultation at The Elmwood Dental Group LLC. Dr. Gomes will analyse the above factors and decide when you are ready to begin dental implant treatment.

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