Am I A Candidate for Implant Dentistry?
Implant dentistry can provide an excellent, long-term solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. Your Denver dental implant dentist will evaluate your implant success rate based partly on the following criteria:
Dental Implant Criteria
Age: Age is not a limiting factor for implant dentistry. Whether you are 25 or 75, cosmetic dental implants offer a great way to restore your smile with a permanent tooth replacement. Children can also be candidates for implant dentistry, although dentists will often postpone surgery until the jawbone is finished growing. Talk to your dental implant dentist at New Image Dental Implant Center in Cherry Creek about your options.
Oral Hygiene: Do you brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis? Do you visit your dentist regularly? If you take good care of your teeth, the success rate for anchoring or cosmetic dental implants is extremely high.
Jawbone Mass: Your dentist will be able to determine your oral health with a comprehensive dental exam. It is important to have sufficient jawbone mass in order to anchor the dental implant to the bone. If you have less than ideal bone density, mini dental implants are also available to help make implant dentistry a reality.
History of Gum Disease: If you’ve lost your teeth to gum disease or tooth decay, you will make a great candidate for dental implants.
Dentures: Do you already wear dentures to replace missing teeth? Implant dentistry can be used in conjunction with dentures as a way to anchor the dentures more securely into the mouth. This will give you a greater feeling of confidence during daily activities like eating, talking and smiling.
Smoking: In addition to the health risks it poses, smoking can also lessen your chances of a successful implant dentistry procedure. However, it doesn’t rule it out completely. If you smoke, ask your dentist about how you can become an ideal dental implant candidate.
Schedule Your Appointment at our Implant Dentistry Today!
If you would like to speak with one of our Denver area dental implant team members about cosmetic dental implants or using dental implants to support dentures, please call us in the Cherry Creek area at 303-321-8400 or fill out the form to the right for a free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for implant dentistry. We would love to help you restore your teeth and renew your sense of confidence in yourself and your smile.