Find out if you could be an ideal candidate for getting dental implants in Suwanee.
Could dental implants be right for you? If you are dealing with tooth loss then chances are pretty good that they are. Find out everything you need to know about getting dental implants from your Suwanee, GA dentists Drs. Uday and Shetal Parikh and whether you are the ideal candidate for this tooth loss solution.
What are dental implants?
Implants may just look like small metal posts (usually made from titanium) but in fact these little restorations are the artificial replacement for your missing tooth roots. Implants have changed the way your dentist in Suwanee can treat tooth loss. Now we can easily give you a brand new smile without needing to use healthy, neighboring teeth in the process like we would with dental bridges or even dentures.
How are dental implants placed?
The metal post is surgically placed into a small, drilled hole in the jawbone where your missing tooth roots once were. After the implant has been placed, we will close up the gums and give your mouth a couple months to heal. During this time, as the bone and tissue begin to heal, they will also fuse with the biocompatible metal implant to become one. Once complete, the implant will be a permanent part of the jawbone.
Then an extender attachment, known as an abutment, is placed over the implant. The sole purpose of the abutment is to attach the dental crown to the implant.
Are dental implants right for my smile?
When dental implants first become an option for tooth loss sufferers there were a lot of issues that kept them from being good candidates for implants, but luckily this treatment has come a long way and allowed more and more people to benefit from getting dental implants. Here are some factors to consider before your consultation:
Your age: We can give anyone well into their golden years the smile they want with implants. Just note that teens and children whose mouths haven’t fully developed can’t benefit from implants until their jaws have completely formed.
You’re not a smoker: Smokers are significantly more likely than non-smokers to deal with implant failure. If you want your implant to be successful then be sure to ditch the habit.
You have a healthy smile: You should have any cavities treated and gum disease under control before getting this procedure. We will examine your smile prior to treatment.
You are overall healthy: We want to make sure that your healing isn’t impeded by health problems. This means that if you have been diagnosed with a chronic health disorder like heart disease that it is under control before you get implants.
The only way to find out if implants are truly the best course of action for your smile is to see your Suwanee dentists at Dentistry 4 You. Call our office today to schedule an appointment!