Wondering if you’re a good candidate for dental implants? Want to learn more about why they’re one of the most popular treatments for tooth replacement? We'll cover everything you need to know.
Tooth gaps are unpleasant, making it difficult to eat or speak. Many people don’t like them for aesthetic reasons, but they’re also a problem for your oral health. They leave space for bacteria to grow, which in turn deteriorates your other teeth.
You should replace any missing teeth as soon as possible for all these reasons.
No, not everyone can get dental implants. To be a good candidate, you need to have:
If you don’t have sufficient jawbone density, bone grafting could be a solution.
While dental implants aren’t the right treatment for everyone, they’re one of the most effective tooth replacement methods available today.
While dental implants are popular, some people are better candidates for dentures or bridges. They’re more cost-effective in the short term but need to be replaced more often than implants. You may also be a better candidate for one of these procedures if you’ve lost many teeth.
You need to properly take care of your dental implants, just like your natural teeth. This means you’ll want to brush and floss regularly and make regular trips to see your dentist.
Dental implants are 80-90% as strong as your natural teeth. This means you should be able to resume your normal diet with minimal changes.
We understand some patients can be nervous about getting dental implants, so it may help to know that they have been around for thousands of years. They originated in Egypt, one of the early hotbeds of dental arts, because of the Ancient Egyptian diet that was harsh on teeth.
Various materials were used at first, including shells, until titanium implants were finally created in the mid-twentieth century. While titanium is still a popular material, zirconium began being widely used in the 21st century.
TLC Dental has what you need. For years, our dentists have been helping patients just like you replace missing teeth and brightening their smiles. We take pride in our work, and we’re committed to helping our patients feel comfortable during the procedure.
If you have additional questions or are ready to request a reservation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always happy to help people take control of their oral health!