If you are missing a tooth or teeth, then you may be considering dental implants. A dental implant is a replacement tooth root made of titanium that is rooted in your jawbone to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
Dental implants are the best possible replacements for real teeth. They are the only option that looks, feel, and function like your natural teeth, so that you can eat, smile and talk easily. Although dental implants are the most popular option, not everyone qualifies as a candidate for them. In order to qualify for dental implants, you have to have healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw for the implants to be anchored. Some people who have lost bone in their jaw may still qualify, as long as the bone can be rebuilt enough to hold the implant.
There are many more factors that might exclude you from being a candidate for dental implants. If you can relate to anything on the list below, then you may not be a good candidate for dental implants:
If you have one of these conditions, you should not completely rule out dental implants because you could still be a candidate. It just depends on the severity of the situation. If you have one of these conditions, you should talk with your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants or if you should take a different route.
If you would like to explore your options for tooth replacement, contact Parke & Rogers Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.