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What Do You Need to Get Dental Implants?
Is your bite alignment thrown off? Is your face shape altering? Are you self-conscious of your missing teeth? Have you not been able to smile because you are afraid of what someone will think about you? Dental implants might be the best tooth replacement option for you in Lafayette, CA.
Even though there has been so many updates to dental care procedures, many people still suffer from the loss of their teeth, due to injury, tooth decay and/or gum disease. We can assist you with making sure you are a great candidate for dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed in the jawbone are considered dental implants. The bone surrounding the implants will grow, securing the implant in place over the course of a few months. The gap is then filled by the replacement tooth being attached with a metal connector to the implant.
Who Is A Candidate For Dental Implants?
In most cases, anyone who has undergone oral surgery or simple extractions can be a great candidate for dental implants.
When being considered for dental implants, there are many different factors that play a role in the decision of who is a great candidate for dental implants. One must undergo a full oral health screening so insure you are the best candidate.
Determining if you have enough healthy jawbone is the first step in making sure you are a great candidate. Too soft or too thin jawbone may result in you having to have a bone graft or other major procedure before the process of dental implants begin.
Healthy gums are a must, meaning free from periodontal diseases. Good oral health and health in general plays a role in determining if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Get A New Smile Today!
Are you ready to start showing off your bright, gorgeous smile again? Are you tired of not being able to smile because you have missing teeth, or your teeth are decaying?
Our doctor, Dr. Andrew Ferrier, DDS, in our office in Lafayette, CA is willing and ready to give you all the information you need to start your dental implant journey and schedule your consultation today!