Am I Eligible For Dental Implants?
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we believe in helping patients make informed decisions about dental treatments that are perfect for their lifestyle and budget. This is the case particularly for patients who have experienced tooth loss or recurring dental problems. Many of these patients struggle with self-esteem issues, refuse to show their teeth, and are generally unhappy about the state of their oral health. Our goal is to help change the lives of our patients whenever possible. One way we are able to do this is through the use of dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is used to replace the tooth root. The process involves surgically implanting a titanium post into the jawbone. The implant is used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Our office is able to provide the full implant services and can use an implant to replace one tooth or multiple teeth, depending on the needs of the patient.
Am I a Candidate for Implants?
Unfortunately, not every patient is eligible to receive implants. Although, thanks to the advancements in technology, more patients are eligible than ever before. For many years, a number of patients were turned away from receiving implants due to deterioration in the jawbone. Today, many more patients with jawbone loss are eligible for treatment with the help of a bone graft, a treatment used to repair and rebuild damaged bone. During our initial consultation, we will complete a thorough examination to determine your eligibility. There are certain patients who will need to postpone treatment or choose another tooth replacement option:
- Pregnant women need to wait until after giving birth
- Patients with medical conditions such as diabetes
- Patients receiving cancer treatments
- Those lacking good oral hygiene
If you have been considering dental implants and would like more information, please contact our location in St. Marys, GA. We would love to schedule a consultation with you and help you on your way to a beautiful new smile that may very well change your life.