Who is a good Candidate?
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Patients who are missing one or more teeth and have adequate quantity and quality of bone.
In order to place a bridge, it is necessary to drill healthy adjacent teeth causing two teeth to take on the stresses of three or more teeth. Dental implant placement does not affect any of your natural teeth.
Why are dental Implants a good choice?
On average, bridgework needs to be replaced every 10 - 14 years. Dental implants last 30 years or more.
Denture wearers usually have trouble with ill-fitting dentures that move while talking and chewing, causing diet restrictions and insecurity. Denture wearers may have two implants placed with a snap-on secure denture or five to six implants placed to support a fixed bridge. This enhances both stability and security especially while talking and eating. Dentures alone can cause the bone and tissue in your jaws to deteriorate sooner over time.
Having dental implants preserves bone and tissue. Patients who've already suffered excessive bone loss may have a bone graft placed in order to benefit from dental implants.