If you are considering teeth replacement options, you have most likely discussed the possibility of dental implants. Widely renowned as the most superior restorative solution for missing teeth, dental implants preserve jawbone density and prevent bone degradation over time, delivering long-lasting results. Are you curious to know if you are eligible for this treatment option? At Affordable Dental Clinics in Greeley, CO, Dr. Stephen Brown will determine your candidacy for dental implants by examining your jawbone density, periodontal health, and lifestyle choices.
During your first visit with Dr. Brown, he will perform a thorough assessment of the teeth, gums, jawbone, joints, and surrounding structures. He will also take x-rays and 3-D scans to evaluate the health of the underlying bone. Diagnostic imaging will help him determine if the jawbone is dense enough to successfully accommodate dental implants.
Millions of patients worldwide have enjoyed the numerous benefits of dental implants.
Patients eligible for dental implants will be in excellent oral and overall health. It is important to make sure there is no gum disease or tooth decay present. If necessary, restorative treatments or periodontal therapy will be recommended first before considering dental implants. Your complete medical history will be reviewed as well to make sure there are no contraindications to treatment. For example, patients with uncontrollable diabetes may be better suited for alternative teeth replacement options.
In order for a dental implant to be successful long-term, it must be completely encased in dense, healthy bone. Some patients may lack sufficient jawbone structure and density due to prolonged tooth loss, difficult extractions, genetic conditions, and more. To correct this, a preparatory procedure may be recommended to increase bone density and create a solid foundation for dental implants. These prerequisite treatments may include a:
Millions of patients worldwide have enjoyed the numerous benefits of dental implants. While alternative treatment options may last upwards of 15 to 20 years, dental implants can last a lifetime when maintained and cared for properly. Common reasons patients choose dental implants include:
If you are thinking about dental implant treatment, we can help you establish your eligibility. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown, contact us online or call our office at (970) 353-6249.
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