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Who is a candidate for dental implants?

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The beauty of the dental implant procedure is that it is an effective and ideal tooth replacement solution for virtually every patient. To date, no other tooth replacement option has been more effective, predictable, realistic, or versatile than the dental implant. For these reasons, the implant may also be the most widely prescribed treatment for adults who have lost their natural teeth due to periodontal disease, trauma, or decay.

For patients who are considering dental implants in Irving, our implant dentists will perform a comprehensive and thorough evaluation to determine your possibility for success with this procedure. The most ideal candidate for dental implants includes patients who:

  • Are missing one or more natural teeth
  • Have reached the age of physical maturity (the jaw bone has stopped growing)
  • Are physically healthy enough to tolerate surgery (this certainly includes healthy geriatric patients)
  • Desire state of the art healthcare
  • Free from gum disease or periodontal disease (active periodontal disease can be treated and controlled prior to implant placement)
  • Desire a more permanent tooth replacement option (compared to removable dentures and partials)
  • Desire a beautiful, natural-looking, low-profile tooth replacement

Dental implants are exceptionally strong titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw bone by an oral surgeon. The posts are well-accepted by the human body, with virtually no risk of allergic reaction or rejection in healthy patients. The implants can be utilized to replace a single front or back tooth, or designed to replace multiple teeth. Implants are also sturdy enough to support a full or partial denture, with no slipping or shifting.

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term, permanent solution for missing teeth. By effectively replacing the missing teeth, as well as eliminating some of the disadvantages of other tooth replacement options, the implant is indeed the most ideal treatment for millions of patients. In fact, most patients are ideal candidates for the implant procedure, but an in-depth discussion with your implant dentist is the first step towards your new smile. To contact our implant dentistry team serving Irving TX, call 972-401-8301 to reserve an appointment today.

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