Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

By Phillip W. Hart D.D.S.
November 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Find out if you are the ideal candidate for this tooth loss treatment.

If you are reading this then chances are pretty good that you are dealing with tooth loss. Don’t worry, this problem happens to a lot of people. Fortunately, your Bartlett, TN dentist Dr. Phillip Hart knows exactly how to treat your Dental Implantstooth loss successfully. If you’ve been interested in finding out more about dental implants then you’ve come to the right place.

Could my tooth loss be fixed with dental implants?

Some people worry that if they are missing more than one tooth that implants can’t help, but this is far from the truth. In fact, you can get dental implants in Bartlett to replace your entire smile, if necessary. Instead of wearing dentures or bridges you can opt for getting multiple implants, which can then better anchor dentures or a dental bridge without needing to use healthy neighboring teeth for support.

So whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, implants can help.

What other qualifications do I need to meet to be right for implants?

Here are some of the major factors we consider before deciding whether implants are right for you:

Bone health

You will need to have a certain amount of jawbone density in order to support your implant. If we find that this isn’t the case we may need to consider performing a bone graft surgery prior to your procedure.

Your general health

Even if your oral health is great if you are dealing with any systemic health issues including chronic diseases like diabetes that aren’t under control, or if you have a weakened immune system this could affect the success of the implant. Also, those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation should wait until their treatment is over before getting implants. We want to make sure that your body is able to quickly and efficiently heal after your implant surgeries.

Your age

Adults are the best candidates for dental implants. Children and teens, on the other hand, shouldn’t get implants until their jaws have fully developed. Until then, talk to your Bartlett dentist about other treatment options for replacing missing teeth in children and teens.

Schedule a consultation with Phillip W. Hart, DDS Family Dentistry today and find out if implants could give you back a healthy, beautiful smile. Call us right away!