Healthy teeth are easy to take for granted until they are gone. Only then does it become apparent just how vital strong and functional teeth are to eating, talking, and feeling confident. If you have suffered tooth loss yourself, you could be a great candidate for dental implants. Thanks to their durability, natural appearance, and permanence, dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss. Find out if you meet the basic standards to receive dental implants so you can regain full use and function of your mouth once again.
The gums and teeth are intricately linked, and the same can be said for implants. If you have unhealthy gums and show signs of gum disease or periodontal disease, you may not qualify for the implant procedure. You can speak to your oral surgeon to learn more about this, as there are many different treatments like scaling that can improve your gum health and make implants a viable option.
Sufficient Bone Density
The first portion of the dental implant is a small titanium rod that is implanted into the jawbone itself. This titanium implant replaces the natural root of the tooth and provides a base for the portion of the tooth that is visible along the gumline. Without enough bone density, the titanium implant won’t be adequately supported. If you don’t have enough bone density currently, you have the option to undergo bone grafting to obtain enough bone for dental implants.
There are other health factors that could prevent you from getting implants. Heavy smokers, pregnant women, children, people with chronic diseases, and people taking steroids may not be candidates for implants. It’s possible for you to adjust your lifestyle habits in order to make dental implants an option as you pursue lasting oral health.
The team at Broward Oral Surgery in Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, Florida specializes in dental implant procedures. Dr. Seider and Dr. Stevens can determine if you are a candidate for implants and then help you create a customized dental implant plan that will deliver a beautiful, natural, and fully functional set of teeth. Call (954) 870-4826 to schedule an appointment and start such an important process.