Learn About This Life-Changing Dental Treatment
Are you in need of a tooth replacement? It can be overwhelming dealing with the emotions of losing a tooth and needing to choose a tooth replacement option at the same time. We are here to help you every step of the way in making a choice that will be beneficial for your lifestyle and your budget. We offer one replacement option that we recommend to every patient because of the natural appearance as well as the high level of function in the mouth — dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about dental implants and if you would be a candidate for treatment.
Our first recommendation to patients when a tooth needs to be replaced is always a dental implant. A dental implant is needed when the tooth root is missing or damaged beyond repair and needs to be replaced. The process involves surgically placing an artificial tooth root into the jawbone that will fuse with the bone over time. The process is finalized with an artificial tooth such as a dental crown. Aside from patients who need to replace missing teeth, we also have patients who are looking to improve the current tooth replacement option they have, such as dentures.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Due to the advancements in dental procedures and dental technology, more patients are eligible for dental implants than ever before. The current state of your oral and overall health will have an impact if you are eligible as a candidate. Patients who may be good candidates for implants include:
Patients who smoke have a higher chance of an unsuccessful treatment. Smoking restricts oxygen and blood flow to areas in the body that will need it for the healing process.
Time is Not an Issue
The procedure for dental implants is lengthy. It is not uncommon for the entire treatment to take many months. If you are looking for an immediate tooth replacement, another option may be more suitable for your needs.
No Current Medical Conditions
Unfortunately, patients with certain medical conditions or receiving certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, will not be eligible for treatment.
If you are interested in learning whether you are a candidate for dental implants, contact our office located in New Braunfels, TX to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have a beautiful smile you will love to show off!