Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
Are you in need of a tooth replacement and are interested in learning more about dental implants but worried you may not be a candidate for treatment? We offer a number of great tooth replacement options, but one we highly recommend and that is popular with patients is dental implants. Not only do implants offer numerous benefits to patients, but more patients than ever before are now eligible for treatment due to the advancements in the procedure as well as dental technology. Interested to learn if you would be a candidate for treatment? Continue reading to find out about dental implants and if you might be a candidate for this treatment.
What are Dental Implants?
If you are in need of a tooth replacement option, dental implants are a great choice. This treatment provides a permanent base for replacement teeth. Over time, the prosthesis fuses with the jawbone to create a permanent solution. Although it is a lengthier treatment overall compared to other options, patients love that implants look, act, and feel like natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or in conjunction with other tooth replacement options, such as overdentures.
Am I Eligible for Treatment?
When dental implants were first introduced many years ago, a large number of dental patients were ineligible for treatment. Over the years, there have been numerous advancements in the procedure for implants as well as the dental technology used, increasing the number of patients who are eligible. The most important factor for eligibility is your overall and oral health. Unfortunately, patients who have been diagnosed with certain illnesses or are receiving medical treatments for conditions such as cancer may not be eligible. Other patients who may not qualify for treatment at this time include:
- Smokers and tobacco users
- Patients wanting a quick procedure or who lack patience
- Patients with severe jaw deterioration
If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate for dental implants, contact our office located in Spotswood, NJ to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a beautiful smile you will love to show off!