Dental implants improve the functionality of your teeth, help maintain better jawbone health and density, and provide potentially long lasting tooth replacement results. Are you missing teeth and wondering if you might be a good candidate for dental implants? In today’s blog, Pella dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen, will discuss some of the expectations you should have regarding dental implants.
Dental Implant Drawbacks
The truth is, there isn’t one single dental procedure that shines over others. Dental implants are a wonderful choice for many, but they are not necessarily for everyone. Bio-compatible posts are inserted directly into your jawbone with implants, so healthy bone density is a requirement from the start. If you have been without teeth for a long time, even if you have replacements like bridges or dentures, you might not qualify for dental implants. There are other possible options such as mini-dental implants. They aren’t as strong as full implants, but are a viable option for people with bone density issues. There is also an option of a bone graft to get your density up to par before you opt for dental implants, though this will require more financial commitment and a larger window of time.
Dental Implant Positives
Bridges and dentures used to be about the only option for restoring a smile with missing teeth. These restorative prosthetics still have their place in dentistry, and could be the best or only choice for you if you do have bone density challenges. Unfortunately, there is a cosmetic affect from bone loss as well. Your cheeks can take on a sunken appearance called facial collapse. Many people find this makes them look significantly older, and it can definitely be cosmetically disconcerting. When you have dental implants, your body receives the titanium rod as a root, and your jawbone will remain full and healthy.
Dental Implants from Pella Dentist
Are you embarrassed about loose or lost teeth? Do you wish that you could smile with a full grin again? Your Pella dentist is happy to provide dental implants to interested patients in need. Call (641) 628-1121 today to reach our 50219 dentist office. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.