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Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants? Spokane, WA

Diagram of a single dental implant from Northview Family Dental in Spokane, WAChoosing dental implants as a replacement alternative for missing teeth is an outstanding decision. Implants look like your natural teeth. They are also durable and comfortable on your jawbone. At Northview Family Dental, we are dedicated to delivering durable and superior tooth restorations solutions for all of our patients. Our dental team will check the health of your gums and overall health to determine whether you are a good candidate for these alternatives.

A Brief Overview of Dental Implants

Dental implants are made with titanium posts, prostheses, and abutments. The titanium posts are anchored on the jawbone and an abutment is attached on them. A crown is typically placed on top. Implants are customized to fit your mouth. We select a color that closely matches the texture and color of your other teeth.

Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

This is a common dental implant question that our dentists get. A good candidate for dental implants is anyone who has missing teeth. However, they should also have good oral and overall health. Anyone with severe gum issues or inadequate bone density is not a suitable candidate. For patients with severe bone loss, our dentists will not completely rule them out as eligible candidates. These patients can undergo bone reconstruction through bone grafting.

People with underlying conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension, might not also be good candidates. Chronic conditions can interfere with the healing process. The implant installation is a surgical and invasive procedure and works better for healthy individuals. Patients with such conditions are monitored closely to ensure they are not at risk with implant surgery.

Chronic smokers need proper observation. Smoking tends to damage the oral tissues, making the installation of dental implants challenging. It also interferes with the immune system and may delay healing after implant surgery. Such patients are susceptible to infections at surgical sites. Also, smoking can interfere with your body's ability to transport essential nutrients needed for healing. If you have missing teeth and are a smoker, ensure you refrain from this smoking for two months before implant placement.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are superior tooth replacement options that our dentists recommend for people with one or multiple missing teeth. Their durability and ability to mimic your natural teeth make them the best alternative. Since they are securely anchored on your jawbone, you don't have to worry about them slipping while chewing food. These implants work like tooth roots and help stimulate the bone to facilitate regeneration. They also help keep the surrounding teeth stable and prevent gum disease. Our dentist will help you select the ideal dental material for you, such as ceramic, porcelain, zirconia, or gold.

If you are missing one or multiple teeth, visit us at Northview Family Dental for the best teeth restoration solutions. Our dentists examine your gums and oral and overall health to determine whether these options are ideal for you. To find out more about our dental implant installation and other services, visit our Dental Implant FAQ and contact us at (509) 590-1763.

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Northview Family Dental
1121 E. Westview Ct.
Spokane, WA 99218-1319


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At NorthView Family Dental, our team will check the health of your gums and overall health to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Robert Leale DDS, 1121 E. Westview Ct. Spokane, WA 99218 / (509) 590-1763 / / 6/23/2024 / Related Terms: dentist Spokane WA /