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Longview area cosmetic dentist helps you find out if you are a candidate for dental implants

We’d all love to believe that our permanent teeth are, in fact, permanent. The reality is many adults end up losing their permanent teeth due to decay, disease, or trauma. Missing teeth can take a toll physically and emotionally on a person. Not only does it affect the way your smile looks, but it can also leave you feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable with your appearance. Previously, bridges or dentures were the most common options for replacing missing teeth. Now, with advancements in technology and the skilled craftsmanship of a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Frazer, patients can restore their smiles with the aid of dental implants.

Dental implants are an alternative for patients who have or need bridges or removable dentures. The artificial tooth roots are placed surgically into the jawbone and are used to hold a restoration in place. Implants are a fixed solution that provides more stability than removable dentures.

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

While dental implants are becoming more and more popular, not everyone is a candidate. To find out if you qualify as a candidate, examine the following criteria:

  • You are missing teeth or have teeth that require removal due to decay
  • You have healthy gum tissue
  • You have sufficient bone density in the jaw
  • You want a stable and natural looking restoration
  • You are committed to staying current on your dental examinations and practice proper oral hygiene at home
Patients who have lost bone structure in their jaw due to gum disease may still qualify for dental implants. If necessary, we can discuss with you the possibility of a bone graft prior to the dental implant.

People who are pregnant, smoke, or have chronic health issues such as uncontrolled diabetes, are not suitable candidates for implants. Please speak with us if you have problems clenching your teeth or if you have received radiation to the head and neck as this may affect your ability to have dental implants. Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile that makes them proud. If you would like to learn more about the many advantages of dental implants and how they can help restore functionality and beauty to your smile, call Rea Dental today to schedule an appointment.
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