When Should I Consider Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are designed to look and function just like natural teeth. Consisting of a porcelain crown (or other restoration) affixed to a titanium post that is secured to the jawbone, this popular solution for missing and/or damaged teeth can offer enhanced stability, comfort, and aesthetics compared to more traditional restoration methods such as bridges or dentures. After the procedure, both the form and function of one’s smile can be dramatically improved.

Ideal candidates for dental implants typically include those who:

  • Have one or more missing or severely damaged teeth
  • Have sufficient jawbone density to secure the implant
  • Have no medical condition(s) that would negatively impact healing and/or the success of the results

In addition, some individuals who already have dentures or bridges choose to undergo the dental implant procedure to improve the comfort, convenience, and overall appearance of their tooth replacement.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist who is highly experienced with this restorative option. Once the dentist performs an oral exam, reviews your medical history, and discusses your expectations, he or she can determine if dental implants would be the best choice for your smile and oral health.

To learn more about dental implant candidacy, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn today.