“Yes” is a good word. It’s a better answer than the alternative.
Agreement has value. This is especially true when you’re looking for answers to your questions about tooth loss.
Hopefully the answers lead to a “yes!” That is, if you’re wondering about your specific missing tooth – and whether or not a dental implant will work.
Pushing the boundaries
Dental implants are a leading tooth replacement option. And it makes sense given their advantages.
There are various causes of tooth loss. Accidents, dental cavities, or periodontal (gum) disease are the most common.
But you can’t practically control which tooth you lose. This raises a concern if you’re considering a dental implant as a replacement option.
Can I get a “yes?”
Limitations do exist. First, dental implants require a healthy jaw bone.
Bone loss happens. And the longer you delay filling the missing tooth gap, the greater your risk of missing out on the benefits of dental implant treatment.
Let’s keep the conversation moving in a positive (“yes”) direction. Once it’s determined that your jawbone is healthy you can have your dental implant placed in the front or back areas of your mouth.
Dental implants allow for certain appearance adjustments too. For example, if you’ve lost a front tooth, a slimmer implant post can be selected.
The same adjustment can be made for a back tooth by using a wider implant post. And the visible dental crown can be crafted to match your surrounding teeth.
Keeping it on the up-and-up
Your health comes first. So it would make sense that dental implant treatment requires that you have stable health.
Good overall health clears the path for assessing your jaw bone health. A wide, deep bone environment is optimum for implant placement.
What if you have insufficient bone or gum tissue? No worries, there are surgical procedures that keep your implant treatment on-track.
The bottom line? You’re interested in replacing your missing tooth/teeth.
And we’re intent on providing you treatment that is solid, comfortable, and looks natural. If you’re asking if a dental implant is the best treatment option, we believe you know the answer to that question…