What Are Dental Implants?
Implants offer a more natural approach to replacing missing teeth than dentures can provide. The biggest selling point for dental implants is that they are a true replacement.
In every sense of the word replacement, dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts implanted into the jawbone. This is crucial as it preserves the jawbone by stimulating it just like a natural tooth root. Attached on top of the implant are custom crafted crowns that are indistinguishable from natural teeth.
This not only causes the jawbone to continually produce more bone material, but it preserves facial structure.
Additionally, it makes a 1:1 perfect replacement to your natural teeth possible.
No more restrictive diets like with dentures. No messy adhesives and maintenance is the same as you would when caring for natural teeth.
Dental Implants are the best solution for anyone needing to replace missing teeth—so long as they meet certain criteria which include but are not limited to:
Healthy Gums – Healthy Gums are crucial for getting dental implants because we have to work closely with them during surgery. Patients who have infections such as gingivitis and periodontal diseases would need to correct those issues first to avoid implant failure.
Adequate Bone Density – For the implant to be securely anchored and protected, your jawbone must have adequate bone density. A weakened jawbone can lead to an implant coming loose. Bone grafts may help if there is not enough bone density.
No Tobacco Use – Smokers and those who use tobacco are not recommended for this procedure. Tobacco use inhibits healing in the gum tissue which greatly reduces the odds of success. We recommend quitting for at least six months before undergoing implant surgery.
The best way to find out if you are an ideal candidate is with a consultation with Dr. Vela to make a full evaluation.
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Epic Dental Center provides a comprehensive solution for dental care that your entire family can trust. Whether it’s something as routine as a normal checkup or something complex such as dental implants—you can trust Epic.