Dental implants are one of the best options when you have one or more missing teeth in your mouth. The number of dental implant placements has quintupled for the last 20 years, and there are good reasons for that! They look and function like your natural teeth. They prevent bone loss and have a success rate of 95% over 20 years of use.
While there are so many positive benefits to dental implants, you will need to consider if they are right for you. One thing that exempts you from the possibility of getting a dental implant is your age. If you are still growing, you must wait until you are finished growing to utilize a dental implant.
In general, if you can receive regular dental care, you can have an implant placed in your mouth. If you are currently wearing partial or full dentures, a dental implant is a successful way to replace them. Implants can also be used as a sort of root to help stabilize and secure a bridge or full denture. This makes your dentures feel more secure and stable.
If you are a smoker, this can lower the success rate of an implant, but it does not eliminate the possibility of you getting one altogether. You also need to be sure to tell your dentist if you are on bisphosphonate drug therapy before committing to a dental implant surgery.
Call the offices at Royal Oak Family Dental to discuss any questions you might have regarding dental implants. Dr. Flesher will be happy to answer all of your questions, so you can make an informed decision, and feel confident about your next steps.
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