Information About This Procedure
Losing a tooth can be very depressing especially when you are still in the prime of your life. It can make you uncomfortable to smile even if you are only surrounded by your loving family. It can hamper your ability to chew, and reduce your confidence to socialise with others.
Unfortunately, there are several ways that can make you lose your teeth. There’s gum disease, accident, and tooth decay. If you have been a victim of any of these circumstances, getting dental implants can help restore your teeth and self-esteem.
You are a good candidate for dental implants if:
- you have good physical and oral health
- you have enough bone to anchor the implants in the jaw
- you have realistic expectations and a commitment to take good care of your implants
Meanwhile, your dentist will most likely not advise you to undergo a dental implant if your jawbones are still developing, you smoke and drink heavily, you have a chronic disease, you are taking steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system, you are going through high-dose radiation treatment for the head or neck, or you have a severe case of grinding or clenching your teeth. Pregnant women arelikewise not advise to have dental implant until they have given birth.
Benefits of dental implants :
- cost-effective treatment for saving a tooth
- provides natural looking teeth
- protects healthy bone
- preserves natural tooth tissue
- retains natural face shape
- improves confidence
- long-lasting solution
- improves speaking and chewing capability
Before the surgery your dentist will evaluate your medical and dental histories. A thorough examination will be done on your mouth and teeth to determine if a dental implant is right for you. Once all the assessment are completed your dentist will discuss with you how the procedure will be done, what options are available for you, and the risks and complications associated with dental implants.
The entire treatment will take 6 weeks to more than 1 year, depending on how complex your treatment would be.
To know if you make a good candidate for dental implants simply fill out our personal assessment form. A board-certified dental specialist will review your information and provide a price estimate for the procedure.