Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you have one or multiple missing teeth, you can look into getting dental implants to restore your confident smile and improve your bite and quality of life. Dental implants are arguably the best way to replace missing teeth and ensure a natural-looking teeth placement. Moreover, they are low maintenance and last a long time.
But are you a candidate for dental implants? You can visit Classic Smiles for a consultation with Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S., who will assess whether you should get dental implants or not.
||They make chewing and eating easier as they function like your natural teeth.
||Dental implants improve your appearance and boost your confidence.
||They do not impact the other teeth in your mouth and improve oral hygiene.
||Since implants are fixed into the bone, you do not have to worry about teeth slipping, as you do with dentures.
||They are long-lasting and do not need to be removed like dentures.
Signs You Are a Candidate for Dental Implants
Here are some factors that make you a prime candidate for dental implants:
Sufficient Jawbone Health
A healthy jawbone and sufficient bone in the jaw are vital for successful dental implant placement; a strong jaw construction supports the implant after installation. Moreover, since we place implants into the bone, your jawbone needs to have the strength to anchor them properly. If you don’t have a strong bone, the implant can become loose from chewing.
Excellent Gum Health
Since your gums play a role in keeping dental implants in place, you need to have good gum health before we can put the implants in place. At Classic Smiles, we will assess your gums to rule out gum diseases, such as gingivitis. If we find that your gums are not in optimal health, we will treat the root cause before moving ahead with the implants.
Good Oral Hygiene
If you have excellent oral hygiene, you will be a prime candidate for dental implants. Oral hygiene includes brushing, flossing, and using a good mouthwash to remove plaque from your teeth and gums and protect them from inflammation and infections. You must also visit our dentists at least biannually for a thorough routine checkup.
If you are a non-smoker, it instantly makes you a better candidate for dental implants than people who do smoke. Tobacco is detrimental to your dental health and can also affect your healing after the implant procedure. With that said, we can consider someone who is looking to quit and has good oral health. We will evaluate your dedication to quitting, how long you have smoked, and how many cigarettes you go through each day. It will help us determine if dental implants are a good option for you.
Be Patient with Dental Implants
Dental implants can take four to 12 months to get installed and heal properly. So, you should head into an implant procedure with commitment and patience. Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S. at Classic Smiles will certainly guide you through the procedure and what to expect from the recovery period.
If you have decided to get dental implants, call us at (407) 378-0139. We will schedule a consultation for you today!