Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Model showing a dental implant in the lower jaw.

Are you missing one or more teeth? Tooth replacement options have significantly improved over the years. For many people, dental implants are a great option for restoring their smile. Are they the right choice for you?

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a small titanium post that we surgically implant in your jawbone. This replaces the root of the missing tooth, which other tooth replacements don’t do. If you don’t have the jawbone density to support the post, we can perform a bone graft. During several months of healing, your jawbone will fuse around the implant. When we are certain the implant is fully healed, we’ll place the artificial tooth. Dental crowns are common. We also use dental implants to support bridges and dentures.

What are the benefits of implants?

Dental implants are the most natural tooth replacement. As a permanent solution, they restore your appearance, return your full chewing function, and preserve your jawbone density! They’re also easy to care for. Simply brush, floss, and keep up with regular cleanings and exams at the dentist.

Am I a good candidate for implants?

A few factors determine if implants are right for you. First, we usually only recommend them for adults whose jaws have finished growing. It’s also important for you to have healthy gums. If you smoke, have diabetes, or gum disease, dental implants may not be the best option. However, most people are good candidates for implants.

Dental implants at Springs Village Dentistry

Dr. Molta and Dr. Moore in Holly Springs, NC provide compassionate, high-quality care to all their patients. If you’re missing any teeth, you’re well aware of how it affects your life. Dental implants restore your smile, your confidence, and your ability to eat your favorite foods! The process takes longer than dentures or bridges, but implants remain the most natural replacement. If that’s what you want, please schedule a consultation to see if implants are the right choice for you based on your health, budget, and needs!

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