Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, several factors are essential: appropriately sized jawbones, strong jawbones, and healthy gums. Your jawbone must be tall enough and wide enough to accommodate the implant. Bone grafts may add to bone height and width. In addition, the jaw bone must be hard enough to hold the implant firmly. Finally, healthy gums are essential to protecting the jawbone and remaining teeth from infection, and for healing around your implant.