Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Could dental implants be a good way to restore your smile? Who is a good candidate for dental implants? Read to learn the answers to your questions about implant dentistry and your oral health.

If severely damaged or missing teeth are making you feel self-conscious about your smile, you have a lot of excellent options for dental restoration. And, restoring lost or missing teeth can also protect your long-term oral health.

Dental implants are a great option for many people to use in order to restore missing or damaged teeth to full function and appearance. At High Desert Dental of Ontario, Oregon, our team offers dental implants for new and existing patients.

Dr. Ben Peterson can help you understand what dental implants could do for you, and if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the most effective and long-lasting techniques available to you that can restore a damaged smile.

If you have missing or badly damaged teeth, you can suffer from dental and oral health complications. Empty spaces in your smile can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, and empty sockets can lead to jawbone loss.

Dental implants offer you a way to repair both the function and appearance of your full upper and lower arches of teeth. Here’s how this restorative dental procedure works. 

First, Dr. Peterson surgically implants a post to replace the root of your lost natural tooth. Once your implants are fully healed, Dr. Peterson uses an artificial crown to replace the visible part of your tooth.

Once your dental implant or implants are complete, the repairs blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. Dental implants are also the restorative dentistry option that feels the most natural in your mouth. And, dental implants continue to stimulate healthy jawbone tissue growth, preventing bone loss.

Could you be a good candidate for dental implants?

In order for dental implants to be the right option for you, you need to have sufficient healthy bone tissue to anchor and heal around the implant. If your jawbone has deteriorated too much for a dental implant to take, you may need bone grafts to strengthen that area of your mouth before you can start with implant dentistry.

At High Desert Dental, we use advanced dental imaging to learn more about your oral and jawbone health. Talk to Dr. Peterson about your missing or seriously damaged teeth, and he can help you to determine if dental implants are the right answer for you.

To learn more about implant dentistry, and to discover if you could be a good candidate for this revolutionary restorative dentistry technique, get in touch with Dr. Peterson and the High Desert Dental team today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone, or request an appointment online now.