How to Know if Dental Implants are Right for You

If you are missing one or multiple teeth due to disease or trauma, you may be considering various options for tooth replacement. While there are a variety of options available today, dental implants provide one of the most safe and effective ways to replace missing teeth and maintain the appearance of healthy, natural-looking teeth. Dental implants are ideal for those looking to restore their chewing ability, confidence and facial structure, but how do you know if you are the right candidate for dental implants? First and foremost, you need to be in optimal health and your mouth needs to be in optimal health. That means you should not smoke, have diseased gums or experience any type of pre-existing conditions that may prevent you from comfortably accepting and maintaining your dental implants. Since dental implant surgery requires the implantation of an artificial root, which is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone, your facial bones and gums need to be in g…
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