Are dental implants in your future? Read on to find out.
Dental implants have revolutionized the way teeth are replaced. Their tiny posts, acting as the "root," hold the strong and realistic-looking ceramic crowns in place. If you're wondering about dental implants for yourself or a family member, Dr. Tu Nguyen of AT Dental in Lawrenceville, Georgia, addresses some of the situations he frequently sees.
I'm missing one tooth.
You're likely a great candidate for a dental implant! Your Lawrenceville dentist has many patients who are missing one tooth due to trauma, an undetected cavity or a failed restoration, but otherwise are in good dental health. Replacing the missing tooth as soon as possible is integral to the life of your remaining teeth; having a dental implant in place ensures that its neighboring teeth will have the support they need to remain stable.
I'm missing several teeth.
Many dental patients, like those who visit AT Dental Center in Lawrenceville, are under the impression that missing several or all of their natural teeth means that they are limited in their restoration options. Dental implants, however, are extremely versatile. They can be used to replace one tooth or many, even acting as anchors for denture plates so that these restorations can stay in place much more securely and comfortably than traditional paste.
My dentist tells me I have bone loss.
If you have been edentulous (without teeth) for many years, you may have experienced recession of the jawbones. Depending on the degree of bone loss, your gum ridges may not be able to support dental implants. However, there are options, including bone grafts, that your Lawrenceville dentist will discuss with you.
A thorough evaluation will determine if dental implants are right for you. Call AT Dental Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia to set up an appointment!
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