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Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants?

Have you suffered tooth loss due to injury or gum disease? A missing tooth will affect both your oral teeth and the appearance of your smile. We highly recommend that you have your missing tooth replaced as early as possible. Failing to replace them will prevent you from chewing and speaking properly. It can also lead to bone loss and the shifting of teeth. 

Dental implants are highly esteemed as an effective treatment option for restoring the lost teeth. This is because dental implants provide a permanent solution and a strong, natural-looking tooth that works just like natural teeth. 

If you are considering complete dental implants for restoring missing teeth, feel free to contact the experts at Southshore Dental. Our dentists can help you choose the right treatment plan depending on your dental needs and requirements. 

Are You an Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants? 

Before proceeding, it is essential to ensure that the candidate meets all requirements so that the treatment is successful. For complete dental implants, candidates must meet the following conditions: 

Healthy Gums

Since the implants will closely be surrounded by the gum tissues, the candidate must be free of periodontal diseases, such as periodontitis and gingivitis. If you suffer from these diseases, our dentist will first provide professional treatment and useful home care tips to help you treat the issue first.

Healthy Jaw Bone

The implant will act as the tooth root that will support the individual bridge or crown. These dental implants are planted in the jaw bone. This is why it is important that the jaw bone is healthy and strong enough to hold the implant firmly. If the jaw bone has deteriorated due to the time left untreated, our dentists may have another solution for you so that you can still get the smile you’ve always wanted. 

Good Oral Hygiene

If you want successful dental implants and want it to last for a long time, you must be committed to oral hygiene. Dental implants and the gum tissue surrounding the implants require consistent care so that they heal and bond properly. In addition to regular flushing and brushing, it is also highly recommended that you visit your dentist more than normal to ensure the implants are healing correctly. Your dentist will monitor any changes in your jaw bone and gum tissue. Your dentist will also help you clean the hard to reach areas. 

If you meet all these criteria and are ready for complete dental implants. Contact Dr. Patel, the experienced dentist at Southshore Dental. We will be most delighted to help restore your lost tooth and maintain your oral health.

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