Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. Patients who have lost a tooth due to an accident, severe gum disease, or other reasons are recommended with dental implants as an option. This is because teeth implants are natural-looking and feels just like real teeth making it the most ideal option as teeth replacements.
However, how will you know if you are a good candidate for dental implants?
Teeth implants are a good fit for patients of all ages and may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth. Implants are especially ideal for patients who are hesitant in wearing removable dentures or cannot wear dentures because there is little jawbone. Our dentist Dr. Diep can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
There are many shapes, sizes and brands of dental implants available for patients. Your trusted implant dentist will know which implant is the right one for you after a thorough exam.
One thing required is for a patient to have enough bone to support the tooth implant. If you do not have enough bone, however, there are many safe and effective ways to treat bone deficiency. Dr. Diep will assess this and advise you if additional bone material will be needed before the implant procedure.
The dental implant treatment time depends greatly according to the patient’s needs. Each situation needs a customized evaluation, and each patient will be given an approximate timetable.
Consult with an implant dentist to help you decide what is best for your situation. Know your implant dentist’s training, experience and credentials to be assured of a highly successful dental implant procedure.