Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
When you’re missing some of your natural teeth, dental implants are the best way to replace them while maintaining optimal oral health. They help to anchor replacement teeth, making them more stable and functional. And because they’re implanted right into the jaw bone, they provide significant benefits to the health of the bone tissue itself.
Without natural teeth set in the jaw, the bones begin to weaken from lack of use. Over time, this leads to a sunken facial appearance. Dental implants simulate the position of natural teeth to keep the jaw bones strong and healthy.
Who should get dental implants?
Implants are an ideal solution for most people because they are the closest thing to natural teeth. Anyone who has lost teeth, is in generally good health, and is willing to maintain a regular dental care routine may be a candidate for implants. If you’ve had routine oral surgery in the past, it’s likely that you’re a good candidate for the procedure (as long as you don’t have any new health concerns).
Who should not get dental implants?
Although implants are the best treatment in many cases, there are some health conditions that make the procedure dangerous or ineffective. Your Rigby dentist at Townesquare Dental will take a thorough health history and let you know if there are any safety concerns.
Below are some concerns and conditions that may mean dental implants aren’t the right treatment for you.
- Existing bone loss in the jaw
- Risk of stroke or heart attack
- Active cancer
- Bleeding disorders
- Periodontitis (gum disease)
- Weakened immune system
- Financial concerns
Rigby Dental Implants
At Townesquare Dental, our friendly and knowledgeable dentists are ready to help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you. Request an appointment in our Rigby office for a dental implant consultation, or call (208) 745-8704 today. Whether or not you decide to receive implants, your dentist will collaborate with you to help maintain the health of your teeth and jaw for a lifetime.