Dental implants may be the right solution for you, if:
You want to protect your long-term health.
Dental implants strengthen your jaw and encourage a healthy environment, reducing the risk for a variety of health concerns including heart disease, periodontitis, and respiratory infections.
You want to enjoy the convenience of a healthy, attractive smile.
You want a permanent, effective solution for tooth loss.
Dental implants are incredibly long-lasting. In fact, with good oral care, they are designed to last a lifetime. You can forget about tooth loss, your dental implants are built to stand the test of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Many patients find that they’re an ideal candidate for receiving dental implants. To qualify, you’ll need to have a strong, dense jawbone and healthy gums. If you suffer from gum disease or bone loss, you may need a supplemental procedure. Dr. Thomas will let you know if any supplemental treatments are necessary and will discuss them with you at your consultation and factor them into your treatment plan.
Can children get dental implants?
No. The reason being is that children’s jawbones are still growing, and placing implants in a jaw that’s not done growing can lead to misalignment over time. Until a patient’s jawbone is finished growing, they won’t be a candidate for dental implants.
If I have gum disease, can I still get implants?
If you have gum disease, we’ll need to eliminate the infection in order to move forward with the dental implant process. Gum disease interferes with your jawbone’s ability to heal around the titanium implant fixture, causing the procedure to fail. At your consultation, Dr. Thomas can discuss steps for eliminating gum disease before starting your dental implant treatment.