Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

May 10, 2017 - 3 minutes read

Dental implants are a remarkable advance in dental technologies. Though they have existed for decades, they have only recently been perfected and widely available as more dental professionals obtained proper training. They are a full replacement for a missing adult tooth, and at Dayton Valley Dental Care in Carson, NV we are happy to work with patients to help them determine if they are a good candidate for dental implants.

The Ultimate Restorative Dentistry

As your preferred dentist in Carson, we offer a full list of restorative dentistry solutions, including implant dentistry. In fact, many look at dental implants as the ultimate restoration since they supply you with a new crown as well as a replacement for the lost roots of missing teeth. This supplies your jaws with the kind of support needed for long term health, and it also maintains your natural bite, preventing unusual wear to the teeth as well as any harm to your jaw.

Unfortunately, just missing a tooth does not make you a good candidate for dental implants. This is because it is a process that involves the initial implant, a period of healing and then the placement of a new crown. Placing the implant requires adequate bone tissue in the jaw, plus it requires you are free of gum disease and certain medical conditions that make healing difficult. Also, a smoker does not make a good candidate for dental implants, either, because cigarette smoking actually impairs healing.

So, who is an ideal candidate for dental implants? Our dental implants specialist can work with you to help determine if dental implants are right for you. However, we can take a shortcut here and look at the major points that make implant dentistry the right option.

  • Are you willing to continue with regular checkups, cleanings and good oral hygiene?
  • Are you willing to refrain from smoking?
  • Are you capable of providing the right kinds of dental implant aftercare?
  • Would you be willing to undergo treatments that can make you a better candidate? This might mean bone grafts and other treatment.

Contact Our Dental Implants Specialist in Carson Today

If so, and if our dental implants specialist agrees, you can soon arrange for this remarkable form of restorative dentistry. Give us a call at our Carson, NV office at 775-246-2400 and get started. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.