Dental implants are becoming the standard of care to permanently restore one or more missing teeth. They are durable, look and feel natural, and can last you for the rest of your life with proper care. But are they right for you? The team at Oak Creek Dental Care wants you to have all the information you need to understand whether you could be a good candidate for implants. Read through these signs, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Saleki today!
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants can be a great permanent alternative to partial dentures and dental bridges. In fact, two or more dental implants can even be used to support a dental bridge and replace more than one missing tooth. Implant-supported dentures can also be used to replace the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth.
Partial dentures are an affordable and convenient way to replace a missing tooth, restore your smile and bite, and prevent your other teeth from shifting. But they can feel unnatural and uncomfortable. And, in the long run, partial dentures will cause the underlying gum and jaw tissue to deteriorate.
Replacing a partial denture with a dental implant is a great option to restore your smile permanently, and avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of a traditional partial denture.
Your mouth must be free of all major oral health conditions before Dr. Saleki can approve you for a dental implant. If you’re currently suffering from gum disease, dental implants may not be the right option for you, but Dr. Saleki will always go over other restorative options.
In addition, your gum and jaw tissue must be in good condition. While procedures like bone grafts and sinus lifts can be used to add more bone to your jaw, it’s much easier to place a dental implant if your gums and jawbone are already in good shape.
Dental implants are more expensive than bridges or dentures. But, in the long run, they offer superior results, and are actually more affordable when you consider that these other options will need to be replaced. Dentures and bridges usually last 5-10 years. In contrast, a properly-placed dental implant can last you for the rest of your life. Over time, it’s a much better investment.
Still not sure if you are a good candidate for a dental implant? Come in for an appointment at Oak Creek Dental Care in South Milwaukee, and we’ll offer honest advice and an assessment of your smile. Dr. Saleki will examine your mouth, discuss your preferences for restorative care, and help you build a budget for your treatment. To get started, just contact us at (414) 762-9010, or come to our office at 132 E Drexel Ave, Oak Creek, WI, 53154 to schedule your consultation in-person.