Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are today's best replacement for missing or damaged teeth. They can replace individual teeth, bridges, or an entire arch. Patients appreciate dental implants because they are lifelike, attractive, and easy to care for. They also promote better oral health.

Many patients who have missing or compromised teeth want to know whether they are good candidates for dental implants. This blog post will explain the benefits of dental implants, what it takes to be a good candidate, and how you can increase your chances of receiving successful implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide many outstanding benefits:

Restore Chewing Ability

People with missing teeth know how difficult it can be to chew food. They become accustomed to only chewing on certain teeth and may need to avoid many foods due to impaired ability. Dental implants restore the full function of your teeth, including your chewing ability. You can eat almost anything with dental implants.

Restore Speech

Missing teeth can interfere with speech. Having implants can return your ability to speak clearly.

Improve Oral Health

When you have missing teeth, your oral health suffers. The longer teeth are missing, the more jawbone mass you will lose. Your remaining teeth may shift and become poorly aligned, causing tooth decay and gum disease. Dental implants can solve these problems.

Improve Your Appearance

Dental implants can reshape your smile and bring back self-confidence. You will feel free to smile and show your teeth again.

Criteria for Successful Dental Implants

Dental implants are viable for many patients, but only some are good candidates. Here are several criteria that implant patients must meet:

Missing or Problem Teeth

If you have missing teeth or damaged teeth that need an extraction, you may be interested in getting implants. Your dentist can walk you through the process and tell you whether you will be a good candidate.

Sufficient Jawbone Density

To get dental implants, you must have a healthy bone density in your jaw. Missing teeth cause the bone to break down due to lack of stimulation.

Healthy Gums

People with gum disease may not be able to receive dental implants. The success of a dental implant relies on gum health.

Ways to Become a Better Candidate

Fortunately, you can take steps to improve your chances of receiving successful dental implants. These include the following:

Bone Regeneration

Bone graft surgery improves jawbone density and allows the implant to bond firmly with the bone in osseointegration. Bone graft surgery is a straightforward procedure that helps receded bone grow again.

Improving Gum Health

Do everything you can to improve your gum health if you want to receive implants. You may need to refine your home care routine or receive a dentist's treatment for gum disease.

Call Hudson Valley Periodontics & Implantology

Call our office at  845-623-6666  to ask about implants and book an appointment for a consultation. We will help you learn whether you are a good candidate for implants and whether you can use this advanced method to revitalize your smile.