Talk with your dentist about whether you are an implant candidate. You must be in good health and have the proper bone structure and healthy gums for the implant to stay in place. People who are unable to wear dentures may also be good candidates. If you suffer from chronic problems, such as clenching or bruxism, or systemic diseases, such as diabetes, the success rate for implants decreases dramatically. Additionally, people who smoke or drink alcohol may not be good candidates.
Dental implants may be the solution for you if you are missing one or more of your teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, With dental implants you will have teeth that look and feel just like your own. When you get a dental implant, you will have an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw that will hold your replacement tooth or bridge in place. If you are missing many teeth or majority of your teeth are dead and you need to have them extracted, then dentures would be the best choice for you. More cost effective and would be a much easier process, both time-wise and cost-wise.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they look and feel like natural teeth.
Since implants involve surgery and are more involved, they cost more than traditional bridgework. However, some dental procedures and portions of the restoration may be covered by dental and medical insurance policies. Your dentist can help you with this process.