Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
By HOBBLE CREEK DENTAL CARE
August 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if you could replace your missing teeth for the long term with implants.dental implants

You just recently lost a permanent tooth and you are looking for a solution that will give you the next best thing to real teeth. If this is the case, then our Springville, UT, dentists, Dr. Stephen Pratt and Dr. Stephanie Winterton, are happy to offer dental implants. These are the only long-term tooth replacement around. They are reliable and they function just like real teeth. So, are they right for you? Let’s find out!

A Healthy Smile

Sure, you may have lost one or more teeth but that doesn’t mean that your entire smile has to fall by the wayside. Before determining whether you are a good candidate for implants, our Springville general dentist will need to thoroughly examine your mouth and look for active decay or gum disease, which will need to be treated before you can start the implant process.

Ample Jawbone

The jawbone plays a key role in the health and vitally of your implant. Once the implant is embedded into the jawbone, it’s the bone and tissue surrounding it that heal around the implant to become one. This means that you will have to have enough strong, healthy jawbone to be able to support the implant. With tooth loss comes bone loss, so if you haven’t sought treatment right away then you may have lost a lot of bone density. If this is the case, do not despair. Bone grafting could improve the density of the jawbone to make you a great candidate for implants.

Your Age

Adults are the ideal candidates for implants, but children and most teens will not be. This is because children’s jaws are still growing. By placing an implant into the jawbone we would immediately stunt the growth of the jawbone. Instead, we will need to replace your child or teen’s missing teeth with another restoration until they are old enough to get implants.

If dental implants are exactly what you think you need to get your smile back then let’s talk about it. Call Hobble Creek Dental Care in Springville, UT, today to schedule your no-risk consultation.

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