Qualifying to Get Back Your Smile
Over time, poor dental hygiene can eventually affect your overall health. With many adults nowadays neglecting proper basic dental hygiene practices, tooth loss becomes the end result. Having missing teeth or gaps in your teeth can affect your self-esteem and create awkward social situations. We are judged by others so much in society today that having a bad smile could really do damage to how we perceive ourselves mentally in the long run. Leaving missing teeth in your mouth can cause a number of problems, including the alteration of the shape of your face. Immediate action should be taken before any major damage is done. Gum and bone deterioration and tooth shifting are signs the damage has already begun to take place. Seeing a dentist that specializes in implant dentistry is a good start to win the fight for your smile. Waiting for several months or even years to get the procedure done will only allow things to get worse and by far more costly. With over a 90% success rate it is a wise choice to get it done as soon as you can. Here at One Stop Implants we will look for a few components to ensure the procedure can be executed successfully.
Bone Support – Having an adequate bone density is an important requirement because the implants fuse to the jawbone to anchor the tooth in place. For children, this procedure is rarely done because their bones and not developed enough. For patients with little bone support, mini dental implants or bone grafts are often used.
Overall Health – Since you will be going through a surgical procedure you will be checked for good health. Patients who consume alcohol, smoke, or are diabetic generally have a lower success rate because theses conditions affect the healing process that must take place after the surgery.
Having Healthy Gums – The state your gums are in can affect the healing process tremendously. Your gums are needed to support the implant as it begins to fuse to your jawbone. There is a high failure rate for patients that have been diagnosed with gum disease.
Patient Commitment – Patients must be committed to maintaining excellent oral health practices. Daily brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist to check-up on the healing process of the implant. This routine of brushing, flossing and dentist visits should be continued to ensure that the implant and all of your teeth are strong and healthy.
Bruxism – If teeth clenching occurs, you must contact your dentist immediately. This can lower the success rate of your procedure. Teeth clenching often happens at night and most people are not even aware they are doing it.
To find out if you are a fit candidate for an implant dentistry procedure, contact us. The faculty here are certified dentists and deliver the highest quality service to our patients. We review the above criteria and match it to every patient’s case, judging what actions we have to take to help you take back your smile.