If you are missing one or more teeth, choosing the right method of replacement is important. When left unaddressed, missing teeth will alter the tension and strength of your bite by allowing adjacent teeth to slip into the empty spaces. Missing teeth also allow for structural changes to the jaw that can alter the appearance of your entire face. For these reasons and more, missing teeth should be addressed as soon as possible – and no method of tooth replacement is stronger, more reliable, or longer lasting than dental implants.
If you live in or around Garner, North Carolina and are interested in learning more about implant dentistry, please contact Moore Family Dentistry online or by calling (919) 772-1811 to schedule your initial consultation.
Good Implant Dentistry Candidates
Most types of dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw, enabling them to replace the missing tooth’s root and prevent jaw collapse. This placement also allows dental implants to provide a permanent solution for missing teeth. However, in order to be a good candidate for this type of dental implant, you will need to have sufficient jawbone density to support it. If you do not have sufficient jawbone density, Dr. Moore will be happy to discuss alternative implant types or options such as dentures or a dental bridge.
In addition to needing sufficient jawbone to support the implant, to be a good candidate for this procedure you should be:
- A nonsmoker
- In generally good health
- Free of gum disease and other oral health issues
- Committed to maintaining peak oral health through both a daily home routine and biannual visits to our Garner, NC office
During your implant dentistry consultation Dr. Moore will evaluate your medical history, carefully assess your teeth and gums, and help you understand if you are a good candidate for this tooth replacement option.
Implant Dentistry Advantages
There are a number of advantages exclusive to dental implants that make them a good option for many of our patients. Dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement option and the only one that prevents changes to the structure of the jaw as well. If you are interested in learning more about this option or would like to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please call our Garner implant dentist at (919) 772-1811 to schedule a consultation today.