5 Signs of A Candidate for Dental Implants

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Are you missing one or more teeth? You may be a great candidate for dental implants to resolve the issue and fill the gap where the tooth or teeth was located.

Dental implants are by far the best way to replace a missing tooth. Missing teeth can harm many aspects of a person's oral health. Untreated loss of one or multiple teeth interrupts the chewing ability which then affects the structure in a major way. In addition, it can change the look of someone's smile. Implant treatments are not for everyone, visiting your dentist is the best option to restore that smile and health.

5 signs someone is a candidate for dental Implants

#1 – Gums and teeth should be in good health.

#2 – A dental implant needs good bone density to offer good support.

#3 – Good teeth habits or oral hygiene regiment.

#4 – Dropping the habit of smoking or a non-smoker.

#5 – Having patience with the process that can take up to twelve months to be fully completed.

 Why are the teeth missing?

First, the dentist will need to take a further look to why the teeth are missing. The gums having a good health is something the dentist look for to see if someone is a candidate. Are the person's gums showing signs of stress? Does the patient use mouthwash, floss and brush their teeth twice daily? If these are all true, the person may be a candidate for dental implants.

Jaw bone health is vital for dental implants

Having a good bone support is one of the main characteristics of being a candidate for dental implants. A strong jaw construction supports the implant once installed. The reasoning behind this is if the implant is not reinforced by a strong bone than it can become loose from chewing.

Candidates who are dedicated to oral hygiene are excellent applicants for implants. Flossing, brushing and using a good mouthwash several times in a day assist in removing plaque which in turn are protecting the applicant against infection during the implant procedure. Visits to your dentist twice per year for that routine checkup makes for a good candidate.

If you are a non-smoker this will put the possibilities even higher for being a good implant candidate. This is because smoking can hinder the healing process of the procedure and infections can then be a concern. A smoker that is looking to quit can be a candidate. Other factors include how dedicated they are to stop, how long they have smoked and how many cigarettes they have per day. The dentist will need to evaluate this further to validate if implants are a possibility.

Have patience with dental implants

Patience is a virtue! Implants can take from four to twelve months to completely have installed and healed. It is important to go into an implant procedure with a commitment. Bone grafts, for example, can add to the timeframe, allowing several months for your gums to heal after the implant is another step that adds time and crafting the new tooth can take several weeks.

Have more dental implant questions? Contact us today!

Going over criteria’s above and consulting a dentist, in addition, is a great way to determine if qualification is met for an implant. Implants will help to replace that missing tooth or bring the best solution for a beautiful smile!

Contact our office and schedule a consultation for our dentist to see if you would be a good candidate, and what things to do to ensure you continue on the right track.

Request an appointment in our Santa Clara office here: https://yousmiledental.com.

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