What Are Dental Implants?
Have you recently experienced tooth loss and are now struggling to choose the tooth replacement option that is best for your needs? We are happy to help patients make the choice that is best for their budget and lifestyle. Even if you don’t need a tooth replacement at this time, we believe it is better to be informed and prepared should the need arise suddenly. We always want our patients to feel comfortable with any decisions they make about their oral health. One common treatment that we may recommend is dental implant placement. Thanks to advancements in treatment and technology, more patients than ever before are eligible for treatment. Continue reading to learn more about implants and whether you would be a good candidate.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you need a tooth replacement, you may have been considering dental implants. This treatment is used when the entire tooth, including the tooth root, needs to be replaced. A dental implant is a titanium post that is implanted in the jawbone to act as a replacement for the tooth root. Over time, this post fuses with the jawbone, and treatment is completed when a replacement tooth structure, such as a dental crown, is placed on top.
Patients love dental implants because of their many benefits. More patients than ever before are eligible for treatment thanks to advancements in treatment and technology. Following a thorough examination, we will determine if you are able to receive treatment at this time. Patients who may not be good candidates for implants at this time include:
- Patients who are looking for a quick fix
- Patients taking certain medications
- Patients with certain medical conditions
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and if you are a candidate for treatment, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Silverdale, WA, to schedule an appointment. We would love to help improve and restore your smile!