Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey proudly offer dental implants, an advanced method of tooth replacement. These small metal posts are surgically placed in the jaw where they provide unparalleled support for a custom-crafted restoration. If you are considering your restorative options, you may be wondering what makes a good candidate for dental implants. This safe, highly effective treatment is a good option if you are missing one or more teeth. Although some health conditions can affect your candidacy, most people are able to undergo the procedure safely. To learn more about who can get dental implants, contact Smile Montreal and schedule a consultation with us today.
Replace One or More Missing Teeth
Whether you are missing one, several, or all of your teeth, dental implants can be a good option. They can also be a great solution if you are preparing for tooth extraction, and you are looking for the most effective way to replace these compromised teeth. The number of teeth you are missing will determine how many implants you will receive. For example, if you only have one missing tooth, Dr. Charles or Dr. Patrick Casey will only need to fix a single implant post to uphold a crown. Multiple missing teeth will require several implants. For example, a dental bridge needs at least two implants for support, while a full denture requires four or more.
Oral and Physical Health Considerations
As with all elective surgeries, your overall health will largely determine your candidacy for treatment. Implant surgery involves negligible risks. However, if you have an autoimmune disorder that could compromise the healing process, implants may not be right for you. Advanced gum disease can also affect your ability to receive implants since gum recession can lead to implant failure. In many cases, however, you can still receive implants after proper periodontal care.
Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey will also consider your jawbone health during your implant consultation. Following tooth loss, you will quickly start to lose bone volume. Without the necessary tissue, your implants may not have a strong enough base. Fortunately, our experienced dentists can often perform bone grafting or sinus lifts to restore lost bone and support your new restorations. With our state-of-the-art i-CAT® cone beam scanner, they can obtain detailed images of your jaw and plan out a precise treatment.
Why Implants May Be Right for You
Implants offer a number of benefits for your appearance, oral health, and dental function. Implants may be right for you if:
- You want a strong, durable restoration
- You do not want to deal with the embarrassment of loose or ill-fitting dentures
- You want to enjoy all your favorite foods with no need for dietary changes
- You do not want to reduce the structure of your healthy teeth, as you would have to do for a dental bridge
- You want a strong, healthy jaw and youthful facial contours
Find out If You Are a Candidate for Implants
Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey make honest assessments, and they will never recommend a treatment that is not appropriate for you. Contact our office to schedule an evaluation and find out if implants are right for your smile.