If you have missing teeth, it is likely that you’re looking for a permanent solution that gives you back the freedom to eat your favourite foods and smile again with confidence.
While many people wear dentures, these are not always the answer for everyone as they can have their pitfalls: daily maintenance, slipping, and an increased risk of gum disease.
Dental implants can give you a much more stable resolution, providing the feeling of having your own teeth back. For many this has major appeal, but can anyone undergo this type of treatment?
Anyone with missing teeth and good dental and overall health is a candidate for dental implants. It is important to understand that dental implants work by fusing with the bone in your jaw, so your bone density will be a factor in deciding whether this treatment is right for you. For example, a patient with low bone density will find that dental implants will either not fuse properly, or they will become loose with time and require repeat treatment. At Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral we only want to carry out procedures that will provide lasting results for our patients, so you can rest assured that we will make sure your bone density is sufficient before we decide to go ahead with dental implants.
Some other medical conditions will also play a part in deciding whether dental implants are suited to you, such as uncontrolled diabetes or cancer. At Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral we will have a conversation with you about your health to ascertain whether dental implants are suitable for you, so it is important that you tell us about past and present medical history, as well as any medication you are currently taking.
Patients who smoke or who have gum disease may also find dental implants unsuitable, as this will affect how successful the procedure will be. However, we will always work with you to help you to quit smoking and/or improve your oral health if we believe that by doing so we can give you the smile of your dreams.
There is no definitive answer as to whether or not you are the perfect candidate for dental implants as it is dependent on a variety of factors, some of which can be resolved with the right care and support.
If missing teeth are affecting your daily life and you would like to know whether dental implants can give you your smile back, call us on 0151 353 8943 or go online to book a no-obligation consultation.