Decades of research have established that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. There are simply no other options that gives you longer lasting, higher functioning better looking results.
Are you a candidate for this state of the art tooth replacement method? It’s likely that you are. Thanks to the advances in technology that made the procedure suitable for a wide variety of situations.
Let’s take a look at what’s required for successful treatment with dental implants.
Implants are placed into the jaw bone during a minor surgical procedure done at the dental office. To achieve success, there needs to be sufficient bone volume and density in the jaw to support the implants. Bone is a living tissue that rebuilds itself constantly. To do so it needs a particular stimulation which comes from the teeth.
When even one tooth is loss, bone that surrounded it becomes melted away or resorb. The longer the tooth is missing the greater the bone loss. In the past, individuals who waited too long could not have implants because they lack the bone volume and density to support replacement teeth.
Today, bone grafting has become quite common. We don’t necessarily mean the traditional method of taking bone from one part of the body and moving it to another. Most of the time dentists use laboratory process material that stimulate the body’s own ability to regenerate bone. Grafting material is often added to the extraction site when the tooth is removed just to make sure implants remain a viable option.
There are some situations, where the use of implants might have to be delayed, for example in a child. It would be ideal to wait until growth and development has been completed or in the case of an individual with diabetes or osteoporosis the underlying medical condition would need to be controlled before proceeding. Once it is addressed, this individual can achieve outstanding success with implant replacement teeth.
The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants is to schedule a consultation. Why not schedule an appointment today at Affinity Dental Clinics?