Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you searching for a permanent tooth replacement solution that can restore the look, function, and appearance of your smile? Due to their high success rates, wonderful functionality, and exceptional appearance, dental implants have quickly become the preferred method of tooth replacement. But what types of patients work best for this treatment? Read on to discover the factors we look for in a successful dental implants candidate.
Traits in a Successful Dental Implant Candidate
Here are the general characteristics Dr. Simm most often finds in his dental implant patients:
- Patients that are missing one or more teeth.
- Patients with healthy gums and adequate jawbone density.
- Patients with excellent oral hygiene habits.
- Patients with great overall health.
- Patients who are willing and able to follow Dr. Simm’s instructions.
Less Preferred Candidates
Despite a desire to fix their smiles, not all patients are immediately ready for dental implants. Patients that are less preferred candidates for dental implants are smokers, diabetics, patients who severely grind their teeth, young patients without a fully developed jawbone, patients with underlying health conditions, women who are pregnant, and patients with substance abuse issues. However, it is important to note that dental implant providers generally look at each individual patient and their total circumstances before deciding whether or not to place dental implants.
Advantages Of Dental Implants
So now you know what makes a good candidate for dental implants. But what are the advantages to choosing this method over other tooth replacement treatments? Here are some of the reasons you should consider dental implants above dentures and bridges.
Reduce Jawbone Deterioration
When natural teeth are severely damaged or missing, there is nothing left in the jawbone to stimulate critical bone growth. Next, the human body senses that the jawbone is no longer necessary and begins to move the minerals to other parts of the body. This deterioration can quickly result in facial collapse. There is a solution though. One major benefit to dental implants is that they preserve the density of the jawbone, while preventing deterioration of the facial structure, and improving appearance. This makes patients look much younger.
Missing teeth can do a number on your self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth. But dental implants look and feel like real teeth, so patients no longer have anything to be ashamed of. With your new smile, you can laugh, smile, and feel good about the way your teeth look.
Regain A More Natural Smile
When your entire tooth is replaced, including the root, the look, feel and function of a natural tooth is restored. Moreover, the strong, stable foundation allows for enhanced comfort when eating and speaking. No one even needs to know you have an artificial tooth except you and your dentist.
Get Better Oral Health
When patients are missing teeth, plaque, food particles, and bacteria collect in the empty spaces. This can result in an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. By filling these spaces patients can reduce the risk of oral health problems.
Take Advantage Of Easy Maintenance
Caring for dental implants is just as easy as caring for natural teeth. Just be sure to brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for check-ups.
Get More Freedom
Dentures and other tooth replacement treatments can make it hard to eat, speak, or be comfortable with your smile. But with dental implants, you can eat what you want, speak better, and look better. Further, you can clean your implants when you brush your teeth each day, so you don’t have to mess more adhesives and tough cleanings are necessary.
Eliminate Health Problems Associated With Poor Oral Health
Recent studies have shown that poor oral health is linked to heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Dental implants will immediately improve the health of your mouth and this then improves your overall health.
Come To Adrian M. Simm, DDS To Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants Today
The wonderful staff at Adrian M. Simm, DDS wants to help you stop dreaming about a better smile and make it a reality with dental implants. In just a few short visits to his state-of-the-art facility in Delcambre, LA, Dr. Simm can help you to eat, speak and smile confidently once more. Still have questions about dental implants? Please feel free to peruse the rest of our infosite, then call one of our helpful staff members when you are ready to schedule a no-obligation dental implants consultation.