|Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?
About 178 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. Although dental bridges and dentures are conservative means of replacing lost teeth, if you want a more permanent, durable, and comfortable solution, nothing can beat dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium prosthetic device that is used to replace the tooth root in an empty tooth socket. This implant is topped by a dental crown, restoring your ability to bite and chew. Dental implants are great options for people who have lost one or multiple teeth. At Dr. Julie Phillips Prosthodontics, Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS and can place single or multiple-tooth dental implants and implant supported bridges and overdentures like All On 4 Treatment Concept.
Good Candidates for Dental Implants
At Dr. Julie Phillips Prosthodontics, we can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery or not. To be qualified for this surgery you need to have:
Risky Candidates for Dental Implants
There are some lifestyle habits or health conditions that may pose complications for people that require dental implant surgery. These include:
The good news is that some people who have these conditions may still become viable candidates for dental implants. It is important that you determine the health and severity of your condition and consult your physician to manage them or treat them. Once your physician deems you are eligible for a dental implant, you can schedule an appointment with us. Aside from these medical conditions, certain other factors can complicate matters when getting a dental implant. These include:
However, once you get treated for these, you can become a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants are the most effective and long-lasting tooth replacement option and have a success rate of up to 98%. Although there is nothing exactly like your natural teeth, dental implants are the next best option. If you are interested in this treatment, call us at 336-274-5400 and we will schedule a consultation with you.