Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
- Posted on: Nov 15 2019
Tampa, FL patients considering tooth replacement options might be overwhelmed by their choices. They may also want to make a smart decision that will last many years without replacement or problems. One of the most prominent tooth replacement solutions in the field of dentistry today is the dental implant. Dr. Angela Rasmussen of Gentle Dentistry is pleased to offer placement and restoration of dental implants.
Understanding dental implants
Dental implants are a popular choice for many reasons. These titanium metal posts are extremely small and are used to replace the tooth root of a missing tooth. The post is placed during an oral surgery procedure into the bone of the jaw, stimulating the process of osseointegration to occur. Osseointegration increases the bone of the jaw around the implant to hold it firmly in place. Once this has occurred, the patient will benefit from the dental implant for life with proper care and maintenance. The dental implant can be restored over the abutment in numerous ways with either dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
While dental implants are a desirable choice for many adult patients seeking tooth replacement, it is not the only choice. Other options are available for patients, especially those who are not considered good candidates for dental implants. Patients best suited for implants are men and women who:
- Have sufficient bone structure available for successful placement
- Have a smile free from periodontal disease and tooth decay
- Are serious about maintaining oral health to keep the implant for life
- Protect their smile as needed with mouthguards during sports or for clenching and grinding
- Are seeking a dental restoration that will last a lifetime
The best way to decide if you are a candidate for dental implants is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Angela Rasmussen of Gentle Dentistry. A series of x-rays and a physical evaluation will help her determine if a dental implant is right for a patient.
Curious to know if you could benefit from dental implants?
Call Gentle Dentistry of Tampa, FL today to speak with Dr. Angela Rasmussen and her team about the benefits of placing dental implants for missing teeth. The practice is located at 3500 East Fletcher Avenue, Ste. #221 and can be reached by phone at (813) 922-3093.
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