Dental Implants: Are They Right For You

Are You a Successful Candidate For Dental Implants?

Some kind of winter we have had this year! Earlier this week was so mild...it hit nearly 10 degrees. We’ve even had patients walk into our office without a jacket! Yesterday we were on severe storm watch and woke up to 10 cm of snow on the ground.

In today’s blog post we’ll be discussing one of our dental services: Dental Implants. By definition, A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. In the past dental bridges were the preferred option, however teeth replacements have come a long way over the past few decades. It used to be the case that missing or extracted teeth caused concerns of infection, but today things are much different. With the experience that Stonegate Dental provides, dental implants are the ideal choice for securing perfect smile when a tooth replacement is needed.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69 percent of  American adults aged 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. This number typically increases with age.

Are You a Successful Candidate For Dental Implants?

Depending on a few factors, dental implants may be right for you. Our dentists say that a patient’s general health is often more important than age. This procedure requires a fair degree of healing for it to work effectively. A successful candidate is generally considered to be a non-smoking adult with a moderately strong immune system. A patient’s current state and history of oral hygiene is also another important factor when deciding if dental implants are right for you.

While there are number of ways to replace missing teeth, receiving dental implants really is the best solution. They are comfortable and look just like natural teeth! If you or a loved one requires a tooth replacement be sure to book an appointment at our Guelph dentist office today.. We’d be happy to help!