Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
- Posted on: Feb 4 2011
Dental implants are one of the most effective options available to replace a missing tooth. The implants are titanium anchors that are secured into the bone of your jaw where your missing tooth used to be. The dental implant replaces the root portion of your tooth and is used to support a dental crown that will serve as your new prosthetic tooth. To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, visit one of our Mclean, Virginia implant dentists today.
A good candidate for dental implants is a person who is in good overall health and in good dental health. Specifically, you are a good candidate if you meet the following criteria:
- You have one or more missing teeth
- You have healthy gums with no periodontal disease
- You have sufficient bone mass to accept the implant, however, there are options for patients that do not have sufficient bone, such as bone grafting prior to implant placement.
At your initial consultation, McLean implant dentist, Dr. Joseph Oh, will perform a thorough evaluation to determine whether or not dental implants are the ideal solution to replace your missing tooth. In some cases, Dr. Oh may be able to perform a bone graft if you currently do not have sufficient bone structure to accommodate the implant. If Dr. Oh determines that dental implants are not right for you, he may recommend dental bridges as an alternative.
Please contact our experienced implant dentist today to schedule your initial consultation. Galleria Dental Aesthetics serves patients in Arlington, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia.
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