Are Dental Implants Right For You?

If you're tired of wearing ill-fitting dentures or have one or more missing teeth, you're likely ready for a change. You may be wondering if dental implants are right for you. This permanent solution has helped positively change the lives of millions of people in the U.S. They function and look exactly like natural teeth while improving the appearance of your smile.

 

Who Can Get Them?

Just about anyone with healthy oral hygiene can get dental implants. In order to be considered for the surgery, patients must have healthy gums and teeth. Untreated tooth decay or gum disease can cause potential complications such as infection or implant failure. While sufficient jaw bone structure is needed, a lack of bone density doesn't disqualify someone. Patients can get a bone graft to stimulate growth in the jaw and create a sturdy foundation for the implant. 

 

Dental Implant Advantages

  • A long-term solution to missing or damaged teeth
  • Improved appearance
  • Improve jaw and dental health
  • Convenience - does not need to be removed or regularly repaired
  • Incredibly durable
  • Cost-effective
  • Around a 95% or higher success rate
  • Improved speech

 

Dental Implant Disadvantages

  • The overall process takes around 6-8 months to complete
  • Chance of minor complications that could require additional visits to the dentist
  • Infection can occur if the patient does not practice oral care
  • Higher upfront cost

 

California Dental Care

To get the most success out of your implant, we recommend following good oral hygiene practices. Dental implants can last a lifetime by maintaining a schedule of flossing daily, brushing twice a day, and getting a bi-annual checkup with your dentist. If you're still unsure if dental implants are right for you, our team is here to help! You can ask your dentist at your next appointment, so reach out to us over the phone. Our phone number is (707) 741-6090, or you can click here to contact us on our website


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