At River Valley Smile Center, we specialize in giving patients the best smile they could have. That’s why we offer dental implants. But are you a candidate?
Dental implants are an excellent way to restore the natural look of your smile if you’re missing a tooth or teeth. Dental implants involve a small titanium post or screws, which are implanted into the jawbone. These posts will serve as a secure base to which the dental prosthesis, like a crown, bridge, or dentures, can be attached.
But before we start planning the surgery, there are some considerations that need to be made in order to make sure that you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants.
First and foremost, you should be in good overall health. Patients should not have any health conditions that may complicate or affect the surgery, like uncontrolled diabetes, for example. You also need to have sufficient bone density and a healthy gum line, so we may take some X-rays to ensure your suitability for implants.
You must also be a non-smoker, or at least agree to quit smoking for at least three weeks before and after the surgery, and then quit completely, as smoking can severely impair the success of the dental implant.
Good dental hygiene is also a must if you’re considering implants. Without proper hygiene, dental implant surgery may not be successful.
It’s also important to note that while dental implants are a great solution for some, they may not be right for everyone. There are certain conditions that can affect the outcome, so we may discuss other treatments with you if you don’t meet the requirements.
If you think you might be a candidate, why not make an appointment with River Valley Smile Center? We’ll assess your suitability and give you a comprehensive overview of the entire implant process, so you can make an informed decision.
Don’t put up with gaps in your smile any longer. Contact us today and find out if you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants.