Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Not everyone has a Hollywood-worthy smile. Perhaps you had an accident or naturally have less than perfect teeth. That’s okay! You don’t need to hide your smile any longer. If you have missing teeth, it is imperative to replace them. Complete Dental in Houston, TX has several restorative treatment options for you to consider. One of the most popular options is dental implants. Dental implants are widely considered to be the “gold standard!” That means these are the best available solution for tooth loss. Our dentists have been placing and restoring implants for many years, and can help you make an informed decision on whether this option is best for you and your needs.
First, let’s discuss exactly what dental implants are and who is an ideal fit for them. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It’s composed of two main parts: One is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. In addition to the new “tooth,” implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural looking smile.
Your current need, lifestyle, timeline, and other personal factors must be taken into account in deciding whether or not this is the right option for you. In order to qualify for dental implants treatment, you must have sufficient oral and overall health. Gum disease can limit the success of implants, leading to implant failure. You must also be in good overall health to undergo the actual surgical procedure. Patients with diabetes or other conditions that can affect their ability to heal may not be a good candidate to have dental implants. In addition, elderly patients or those who have a heart condition and are therefore not strong enough to undergo surgery may benefit from other restorative solutions.
At Complete Dental, all of our treatment plans are individually tailored, designed to meet your personal needs and goals. Our dentists are easy to talk to. We will provide thorough explanations to help you understand your ideal treatment options. While dental implants do cost more than other options, most patients find this method well worth the additional expense. Implants provide a permanent solution with ongoing health benefits. Remember, we offer flexible payment options and even the ability to pay off your dental implants over a long period of time.
Dental implants are incredibly popular because they can turn a smile you hide into one you are proud to show off. But, this does not mean they are right for every patient. To make an informed decision, you must first schedule a consultation with our Houston, TX dentists.