Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Find out if these restorations are the very best way to get back the teeth you lost.
It’s time to say goodbye to your tooth loss, but what’s the best way to replace your missing tooth? You may not be entirely sure of your options, or perhaps you’ve been doing a lot of research and you are dead set on getting dental implants. If so, our York, PA, dentist, Dr. Robert Hoffmaster, is here to share what makes someone an ideal candidate for these long-term tooth replacements.
As with any dental procedure, there are certain qualifications that a patient has to meet before they can undergo the procedure. This is the same case with dental implants. Here is what will make someone an ideal candidate:
- Strong, dense jawbone that can support the implant
- Good oral hygiene
- Being a non-smoker (or being willing to quit smoking prior to treatment)
It’s also important to understand that getting implants isn’t a quick process. It will take several months before you get your new tooth. If you don’t want to wait for your restoration then you’ll want to talk to our York restorative dentist about other options that will fit your needs.
Of course, there is no other restoration that will be able to resemble or function like a real tooth the same way a dental implant can. That’s because dental implants naturally fuse together with the jawbone and tissue to become a permanent structure. Other restorations like dental bridges or dentures are only designed to last a few years before needing to be repaired, adjusted or replaced.
While dental implant failure is rare, it can still happen. Even once you get your implant it’s important that you maintain good oral health by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for routine cleanings and exams to check the health of your teeth and your restoration. These simple measures will ensure that you maintain your implant for as long as possible.
Are you interested in dental implants? If so, then it’s time you called Hoffmaster Dental in York, PA, to schedule your consultation and find out if you truly are the perfect candidate. Schedule your appointment today!