Dental implants are highly recommended by dentists from all around the world, owing to some of the amazing features they offer. However, not everyone would be eligible to get dental implants, as a strict screening process is conducted to ensure candidacy. This read will help you understand if dental implants would be the right solution for you.
The jawbone volume is a crucial factor in determining your candidacy for dental implants. Implants are placed directly in the bone, which gives them the necessary strength and stability. In some instances, patients may have undergone bone deterioration or shrinkage when a tooth has been extracted. This factor can affect the stability of the implant.
We use oral scans and x-rays to understand if you have ample jawbone volume for the procedure. If not, we may suggest a bone graft, which is a procedure to artificially increase the jawbone volume by grafting healthy bone tissues in place of the receded area.
Placing any dental restoration in place of a missing tooth would require enough space on the gums. Else, the prosthetic tooth would not fit right in place or could even lead to an improper bite. When a tooth is removed, the adjoining natural teeth tend to drift towards the gap, which can affect the ideal alignment of the teeth. Hence, it is best to get a missing tooth restored at the earliest before the teeth start to drift.
Patients with health concerns such as diabetes or high blood pressure may not be the right candidates for a dental implant. These health concerns can affect the treatment procedure and make the healing procedure longer. In addition, optimum oral health is also quite crucial. If you have cavities or gum diseases, the gums near the implant could get infected, leading to more severe complications.
Placing dental implants would require oral surgeries to be performed with you under the influence of local anesthesia. We will place the metal implant stud in the jawbone during the initial surgery and secure it firmly with dental adhesives. After a healing period of a few months, during which the bone would fuse with the implant stud, we will schedule a second surgery. During this, the dentist will place a connecting abutment on the implant and fix the crown to it. The entire treatment would be spanned across several months, for which the patients have to be ready.
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