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If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants at the office of Dr. Tamara Rojas, D.M.D., P.A.  Dental implants can resolve the issue of missing teeth and fill the gaps result.  When it comes to replacing a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants are your best option.  Missing teeth can hinder many aspects of a person’s oral health.   For example, this can change the appearance of your smile or interrupt your ability to chew certain foods.

How Do You Know if Dental Implants Are Right for You?

Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants.  However, your best option for restoring your smile is to visit your dentist and let them determine if dental implants are right for you.  There are 4 signs that indicate whether you’re a candidate for dental implants including:

  • You have good oral hygiene habits
  • You have sufficient bone density to support dental implants
  • You’re a non-smoker or are quitting
  • Your gums and teeth are in good health

In addition to the above, the dental implant process can take up to a year to complete.  It takes longer as the process of healing differs in different individuals. Thus, having patience is essential. However you can be sure that once you are fitted with the crowns, the dental implants will feel like natural teeth.

The dentist will examine your teeth to determine why a tooth or multiple teeth are missing.  Are your gums exhibiting signs of stress? Do you brush and floss your teeth twice daily and use mouthwash when you do? If so, you may be a good candidate for dental implants.

Good Jaw Bone Health Is Essential

When it comes to getting dental implants, having good jaw bone support is especially important.  You need a strong jaw in order to support your implants once they’ve been installed.  Otherwise, they can start to loosen from chewing.  If you’ve practiced good oral hygiene, you’ll most likely be a candidate for dental implants.  Brushing, flossing, and using a good mouthwash at least twice a day helps to remove plaque and protect you against getting infections during the dental implant process.

Additional Considerations

Furthermore, visiting the dentist every 6 months also makes you a good candidate for dental implants.  You’ll further increase your chances of being a good candidate if you don’t smoke or are quitting.  Since smoking hinders the healing process, infections can become a concern.  However, we will need to further evaluate this in order to determine getting implants is a possibility.

For more information about dental implants, call the office of Dr. Tamara Rojas, D.M.D., P.A. today at (954) 963-4700.