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Can Anyone Receive Dental Implants?

Losing even a single tooth can mean serious complications for your oral health, including an aged appearance. In order to address this, we may recommend a dental implant. Can anyone receive a dental implant? There are a number of factors we take into account before prescribing dental implants.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Question: When do you recommend them?

Answer: When a patient loses one or more teeth, then we may look into their candidacy for dental implants. While there are other options available, when possible we like to recommend implants due to their strength, lifelike appearance, and long lasting nature. We can use them to provide replacement for a single tooth or to even secure a fixed prosthetic, including bridges or dentures.

Question: Does gum health factor into candidacy?

Answer: Yes. Since the new teeth are inserted into the jaw and act like natural roots, your gum health is paramount. Advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can lead to tooth loss and implant failure. We will need to assess the health of your gums before moving forward.

Question: What if I have lost jawbone density?

Answer: When you lose one or more teeth, you also lose jaw density since the body stops supplying the surrounding jawbone with doses of calcium and phosphorus. Eventually, this can leave you with not enough jawbone to support a new tooth, unless you receive a bone grafting procedure.

Question: How does placement happen?

Answer: First, we select the best area for placement and an oral surgeon surgically inserts the implant into the jawbone. We then wait between three and six months for the area to heal and the jawbone to bond with the post, a process known as osseointegration. Finally, we place the restoration or prosthetic to complete the new tooth/teeth.

 

Dedicated Team

Our team members are proud of the work they’ve done to help community members feel great about their smiles and oral health! With our experience and commitment to positive patient interactions, we can make services feel more comfortable and help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!

Dedicated Team

Our team members are proud of the work they’ve done to help community members feel great about their smiles and oral health! With our experience and commitment to positive patient interactions, we can make services feel more comfortable and help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry

What stands between you and your best smile? We provide cosmetic services that take on the problems that often hurt how people feel about the way they look. A complimentary consultation can help you understand how our care can benefit you!

Cosmetic Dentistry

What stands between you and your best smile? We provide cosmetic services that take on the problems that often hurt how people feel about the way they look. A complimentary consultation can help you understand how our care can benefit you!

Comfortable Care

Whether you schedule a routine evaluation or treatment for an active oral health matter, you should feel supported in the dentist’s chair. With experience, technology, and a dependable team, Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you enjoy your experience with oral health care!

Comfortable Care

Whether you schedule a routine evaluation or treatment for an active oral health matter, you should feel supported in the dentist’s chair. With experience, technology, and a dependable team, Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you enjoy your experience with oral health care!

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