Who Needs a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are titanium devices that replace the roots of lost teeth. They become incorporated into the bone tissue, and this makes them the most natural tooth restoration currently available. Once an implant has integrated with the jaw, it becomes a permanent part of your body and can support one or more tooth restorations.
Dr. Frame may recommend an implant if you:
• Have lost a tooth or several teeth to decay, dental injuries, periodontal disease or natural defects
• Have a fully grown jawbone, which usually happens between 16 and 18
• Have good dental and general health
Most people who are healthy enough to have a routine extraction are also healthy enough to have an implant. If you have a chronic or systemic illness, you may need to take additional steps to ensure your health is under control before undergoing any surgical procedure. If you have lost bone or gum tissue after your tooth loss, you may need tissue grafts to ensure the best possible outcome. Implants can improve your dental health, your self-confidence and your smile. You can take care of them just like you take care of your own teeth.
Only an experienced implants dentist such as Dr. Frame can tell you if you are a candidate for implants, but if you have lost a tooth or several teeth and want a permanent restoration, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. Call us today to learn more about implants or to schedule an appointment with our team.
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