What Makes a Good Candidate?
When looking to invest in dental implants, you want to be sure they’re the optimal restorative treatment for you and your dental needs. You’ll want to discover which treatments you qualify for as you begin to search for the perfect tooth replacement solution.
Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach can help you make the right decision and deliver results that won’t only enhance your smile and oral health, but also your overall well-being. They will be able to understand your case by performing an oral exam during your initial consultation.
During this exam, they will see if you need a supplemental procedure before receiving dental implants to improve the success of your treatment. If you have periodontal disease or have lost sufficient bone density, then one of our preparatory procedures will help restore your oral health so we can ensure a long-lasting implant.
Dental implants are the right solution for you if:
You want to enhance your smile with beautiful, natural-looking restorations.
Dental implants are designed to mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth. Using advanced implant technology, we custom-craft each restoration and match its shape, size, and color to your teeth so it can blend seamlessly with your smile.
You want to boost your confidence and feel happy again.
Tooth loss often discourages people to smile which can also have a negative effect on their mood. With dental implants, you no longer have to hide behind your hand when you talk. You can now smile with confidence and feel happy again with your stunning new smile.
You want the freedom to eat and speak without hesitation.
You don’t have to worry about food getting stuck or feel embarrassed by your dentures sliding around when you speak anymore. Dental implants are made to function just like a natural tooth root and provide a secure base for your restoration which allows you to eat all your favorite foods again and speak with ease.
You want to protect your health for years.
Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can naturally restore your oral health and regenerate any lost jawbone. During the process of osseointegration, the implant post fuses with your jaw to provide maximum stability for your final restoration.
You want a long-lasting, effective solution for tooth loss.
After your treatment is complete, following proper oral care can help the long-term success of your implant. Brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and rinsing with mouthwash will keep your mouth free of disease and radiating beauty.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implant Candidacy
If I have dentures, can I upgrade to dental implants?
In most cases, yes! Quite a few of our patients have shown interest in upgrading from dentures to dental implants. Implant-supported dentures offer the best of both worlds, combining the convenience of dentures with the stability and long-term health benefits of implants.
If you’ve suffered from bone loss in your jaw or if you have gum disease, a supplemental procedure can prepare you for implant placement.
If I have gum disease, can I still get dental implants?
Healthy gums are crucial to the success of your implants, so patients with gum disease won’t be able to immediately qualify for the procedure. Thankfully, our dentists offer a variety of treatments to eliminate gum infections and restore the health of your smile.
Once your gums are free of bacteria, you’ll be ready for implant placement.
What if my jawbone isn’t strong enough for dental implants?
A strong, dense jawbone is needed to support dental implants and help them last a long time. Unfortunately, when you lose a tooth, that area of your jawbone loses stimulation and starts to deteriorate. As a result, patients who are missing several teeth can experience significant bone loss in their jaw.
If your jawbone lacks the density to support implants, a bone grafting procedure will restore it to full strength and prepare you for surgery.
How do I know if dental implants are right for me?
Anyone who wants a permanent, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth can benefit from dental implants. Unlike dentures or other tooth replacement options, implants are secured to your jaw for unmatched stability. This allows you to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence.
Our dentists customize every implant solution to blend in seamlessly with your smile. Once it’s in place, your implant will look and function like a natural tooth. Best of all, implants can last up to a lifetime with proper care. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to find out if implants are the ideal treatment solution for you.