Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent solution for missing teeth. With all the unique benefits they offer, it’s no wonder that over 500,000 Americans get dental implants every year. Learn if you’re a candidate for this innovative procedure.
Dental implants may be the right solution for you, if:
You want to replace missing teeth with natural-looking restorations — The implant fixture functions like a natural tooth root, providing a strong foundation of support for your choice of restoration. They also restore full chewing function, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods.
You want to increase your confidence — Dental implants make your smile look beautiful and youthful, giving you the confidence to display it proudly in public. Plus, unlike removable dentures, you’ll never have to worry about your implants sliding around or falling out of place.
You want a long-lasting solution that will protect your oral health — Missing teeth leave you at higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease. They can also lead to jawbone deterioration and cause your surrounding teeth to shift out of place. Because dental implants are the only restoration anchored to your jawbone, they stimulate healthy bone growth and prevent these complications from occurring.
Your Initial Consultation
The first step in the dental implant process is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bedich. During this visit, he’ll thoroughly examine your oral health, paying particular attention to the health of your jaw and gums. He’ll also take this time to explain the process in detail and answer any questions you might have.
If any issues are detected with your jaw or gums, Dr. Bedich will recommend one or more supplemental procedures to prepare your mouth for implants. We offer a full range of supplemental procedures in our office for your convenience, including bone grafting, sinus augmentation, and gum disease treatment.