If you are missing teeth, one of the best options for replacing them today is with dental implants. A dental implant is a “man-made root” that is placed into the jaw bone and sits where the roots of the tooth normally would.
Yes, it may sound strange or even painful; however, the jaw bone has less nerve endings than the tooth itself and we find patients normally experience much less sensitivity than they expect.
Dental implants are a great way to replace teeth because they provide a long-term solution and can last a lifetime.
Based on your health history, you may or may not be eligible for a dental implant. The majority of patients are now able to receive dental implants, especially with advancements made in implant technology.
Below are some conditions that may impact your ability to get an implant:
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease
- Certain Medications
- Alignment and spacing of the teeth
- Overall health problems
Be sure to include all of your medical history and medications on your health history form so that the doctor can do a complete evaluation.
In some cases patients may need to first have work done such as a bone graft or sinus augmentation in the area before the implant is placed. This will be determined and your doctor will let you know the proper steps that need to be taken in order for treatment to be successful.
In order to find out if dental implants are the right solution for you, and if you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Cirka, Dr. Mimi Jeon, and Dr. Stephanie Smith. They will perform a full oral health examination and discuss your health history and options.