Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

It’s hard to ignore the popularity of dental implants. For more than five decades, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of dental implant cases, we’ve seen rapid growth in the types of dental implant cases, and there is more documented evidence in regard to the success rate of our implant cases.

In light of those facts, it is understandable that you would want to discuss the possibility of dental implants when you visit with your periodontist. Your questions may be prompted by a desire for generalized information, or you may be interested in a detailed explanation as to whether or not dental implants are right for you.

To determine if implants are suitable for you, take a moment to consider these questions:

Are you missing any natural teeth? Virtually any adult who is missing a natural tooth or any adult who is planning to have a tooth extracted can enjoy the benefits of one or more dental implants.

Are you interested in a long-term commitment with reasonable responsibilities? With normal brushing and flossing along with periodic dental visits, your implants could last for the rest of your life. It’s a long-term relationship that will require a lifelong commitment to good oral hygiene and plaque control.

Are you reasonably healthy and committed to maintaining good health? Just like your natural teeth, your dental implants can fail when your overall health fails. Uncontrolled diseases like malnutrition, diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions can hamper your immune system and prevent your body from fighting off gum disease and tooth loss.

Are esthetic appearances important to you? When it comes to the appearance of your smile, no other tooth replacement can rival the dental implant. Whether your implant is meant to replace a front tooth or a back tooth, it becomes an almost flawless representation of a real tooth once it is in place.

Do you enjoy a varied diet with foods of different textures? The ability to chew all types of food is a pleasure that should not be minimized. With implants, both your chewing efficiency and also your chewing sensation can be restored, details that are almost impossible to capture with any other alternative.

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions listed above, contact the office of Dr. Amit M. Patel today to learn more about dental implants.