Dental Implants Could Be The Answer!
Are you in need of a tooth replacement and are interested in learning more about dental implants, but are hesitant because you aren’t sure if you would be a candidate for treatment? While we offer a number of tooth replacement options, dental implants are always our number one choice. Thankfully, due to advancements in dental treatments and technology, more patients than ever before are eligible to receive dental implants. Unfortunately, there are still some patients who may not qualify. Continue reading to learn more about implants and if you would be a candidate to receive treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are in need of a tooth replacement and you are looking for a permanent fix that will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, dental implants may be the choice for you. If you are unfamiliar, a dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted in the jawbone to act as a replacement for the tooth root. Over time this post fuses with the jawbone and treatment is completed when a replacement tooth structure, such as a dental crown is placed in your mouth.
While many more patients than ever before are eligible for treatment, there are still some patients who may not qualify at this time:
Looking for a Quick Fix
If you are interested in repairing the damage in your mouth as soon as possible, dental implants are not the choice for you. This treatment can take a number of months from start to finish to ensure the healing process is complete before moving to the next step.
You Are a Smoker
Smoking and using tobacco products impact the blood flow to the gums, decreasing your chance of a successful treatment.
Certain Medical Conditions
Be honest with our team about any medical conditions you may have or medications you are currently taking. We may have to postpone or cancel your implants to ensure a healthy procedure.
If you are located in the Phoenix, AZ area and are interested in learning if you are a candidate for dental implants, be sure to contact our office to schedule an appointment. We would love to help improve your smile!