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How Do I Know If Dental Implants Are Right for Me?

October 9, 2018
Posted By: Drew Gripentrog, DMD
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With so many cosmetic and restorative dental treatment options available in today’s world, it can be difficult to know which treatments are right for your situation. The best way to understand which procedures and options will benefit you the most is to have a consultation with our Glenview, IL office. Our team can help you determine how to achieve your dream smile with the fewest appointments possible.

One of the most popular treatment options for our patients is dental implants. Dental implants can be an excellent alternative to natural teeth and can help you regain confidence in your smile. Dental implants, however, are not necessarily the right treatment for everyone. In addition to the consultation discussed above, there are several ways to know if implants are right for you. 

You Have Empty Tooth Sites in Your Mouth

After a natural tooth is lost or intentionally extracted, it is important to replace that tooth within the mouth in order to preserve the mouth’s oral health. If you have sites from missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for implants so long as your health and the strength of your jawbone are within the acceptable parameters. 

You Are Highly Committed to Proper Oral Hygiene

One of the essential qualities of strong candidates for dental implants is a willingness to maintain excellent oral hygiene habits and to care for your dental implants throughout your life. Regular brushing and flossing, as well as frequent visits to your dentist, are essential to maintaining the health and expanding the life of your implants.

Healthy Gums and Sufficient Jawbone

Most patients who are in generally good health and maintain good oral hygiene habits are strong candidates for dental implants. Because implants are placed into the gums and extend into the gumline as they anchor in the jaw, it is crucial that you have both healthy gums and a strong jawbone to support the structure of the implants. If you suffer from gum disease or have a weakened or compromised jaw, you may not be a good candidate for implants.

 For all of your questions about dental implants in Glenview, IL, call our office at (847) 250-1130. 

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