Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental Implants Jacksonville, FL

Anyone who has one or more missing teeth should consider teeth replacement. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to deal with teeth loss. One of the more common and effective methods is dental implant treatment, which involves placing a titanium post into the jawbone to serve as the root for the abutment and artificial tooth. 

The ideal candidate for dental implants

The ideal candidate for dental implants is one who is interested in replacing one or more missing teeth, is in good oral health (although the dentist can help with this before treatment) and is willing to undergo a more invasive treatment process. The following is a review of the ideal dental implants candidate and what to expect during the implants process. 

Patients with a missing tooth

A dental implant can replace a single missing tooth. This is done by attaching a dental crown to the abutment of the implant. Therefore, dentists often recommend dental implants for patients who have a tooth extraction, have a tooth get knocked out and for those who naturally lose just one tooth. An implant is often recommended as it offers unique benefits that a partial denture or fixed bridge does not offer, such as preventing bone loss and a more comfortable and durable fit. 

Patients with multiple missing teeth

Dental implants can also replace multiple missing teeth. The dentist can attach a dental bridge to replace a section of missing teeth, and a partial or complete denture can attach to the implants for full arch replacement. When compared to traditional complete dentures, dental implants are easy to care for through daily oral care and there are fewer food restrictions. Many patients also report a more comfortable fit after switching from dentures to dental implants. 

Good gum and bone health

Good gum and bone health are essential before dental implants placement and while wearing them long-term. Often, bone loss occurs following teeth loss. When this occurs, patients may need a bone grafting procedure before the placement of the dental implants to reduce the risk of implant failure. Also, patients must be willing to care for their periodontal health well long-term to prevent early implant failure. 

Understanding the implants process

The dental implants process is more invasive than with traditional dentures or a fixed bridge. This means patients who choose dental implants must have a complete understanding of the steps involved and be comfortable going through a minor surgery for the placement of the implant, in addition to any treatments before placement (e.g., a bone grafting procedure). Of course, the dentist will be there every step of the way to ensure the process is safe, as comfortable as possible and goes smoothly. 

Dental implants can restore your oral health and smile

Our dental team prides itself on helping each patient achieve the smile of their dreams after tooth loss occurs. Give our friendly team a call today if you have one or multiple missing teeth and want to learn more about dental implants as a treatment option for you.

Request an appointment here: https://kernanfamilydental.com or call Kernan Family Dental at (904) 775-4255 for an appointment in our Jacksonville office.

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