Our patients who have received dental implants report to us that this tooth replacement option is a life-changing experience. This is because dental implants restore oral function and allow patients to eat all types of food with ease. Moreover, these lifelike prosthetics look and feel like natural teeth, which helps folks regain their confidence and improve their appearance.
If you have suffered from tooth loss and want to learn more about implants, we recommend scheduling a dental implant consultation with one of our skilled oral surgeons. At your appointment, our team will answer all your questions and address your concerns. We will also determine your candidacy for this procedure by performing an oral examination. The physical examination aspect of a dental implants consultation is important for evaluating the likelihood of an implant’s success.
Many factors come into play when determining a patient’s candidacy for this procedure. This includes lifestyle choices such as tobacco use and previous medical history. Those receiving implants will need adequate bone mass to support the implant and gums unaffected by periodontal disease.
We understand that tooth loss is a sensitive matter and greatly affects people’s self-esteem. Since our surgeons specialize in placing dental implants, we take a very caring and compassionate approach to helping patients navigate their tooth replacement options.
Why are healthy jawbones and gums important for successful implantation?
Like the roots of teeth, a dental implant is ultimately anchored into the bone. If bone mass is inadequate, the implant will lack the support it needs to stay in place and hold a dental crown. Having enough bone tissue is also important for osseointegration – the process where bone literally fuses to the implant’s titanium post. Osseointegration is part of what makes dental implants so durable and long lasting.
Healthy gums are important as well. Gums are a support structure for both dental implants and biological teeth. Moreover, if a patient has advanced gum disease, the infection present in the gums could threaten the implant’s placement by causing gum recession and bone deterioration.
Call our team at EverSmile today to reserve a dental implant consultation.