Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Although there are few choices in replacing missing teeth (Missing Teeth? Discuss Tooth Implants With Your Santa Monica Dentist Page), dental implants have been the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth.

Who is the Good Candidate For Dental Implants?Dental Implants Image

Whether you are young, an adult, or elderly, dental implants can be useful for you. Dental implants are the solution of choice for people of all ages, even those with the following health concerns.

  • Existing Medical Conditions

If you can have routine dental treatment, you can generally have an implant placed. While precautions are advisable for certain conditions, patients with such chronic diseases as high blood pressure and diabetes are usually successful candidates for dental implant treatment.

  • Gum Disease or Problem Teeth

Almost all implants placed in patients who have lost their teeth to periodontal disease or decay (Your Santa Monica Dentist and Cavity Treatment Options Page) has been successful.

  • Currently Wearing Partials or Dentures

Implants can replace removable bridges (Dental Crown, When and How? Page) or dentures (Dentures Wiki Page), or they can be used to stabilize and secure the denture, making it much more comfortable.

  • Smokers

Although smoking lowers the success rate of implants, it doesn’t eliminate the possibility of getting them.

  • Bone Loss

Bone loss is not uncommon for people who have lost teeth or had periodontal disease. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained and experienced in grafting bone safely and permanently securing the dental implants.

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