Anatomy of healthy teeth and tooth dental implant in human dentura. 3d illustration

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental technology has come an incredibly long way from years ago. To completely replace a missing tooth, we often recommend an implant. Implants are made using surgical-safe titanium that is meant to last a lifetime once fully healed underneath the gums. The implant bonds smoothly with the bone and acts like an anchor for additional restorations to be placed on top. The procedure is done quickly, conveniently and comfortably in our office, and you can benefit from the many advantages that come from having an implant.

What Makes You a Viable Candidate for a Dental Implant?

Dental implants require solid, healthy bone to heal correctly. During the procedure, the implant is inserted into the bone, where it will bond with this bone over the course of about three to six months. If you have bone density problems or have an inability to heal fully and correctly due to an underlying condition, dental implants may not be the best option for you. However, certain implants can be used even in patients with poor bone density mass. This will be discussed during your exam and consultation, where a series of x-rays will be taken for us to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

What Can You Expect with a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a safe, effective option for replacing missing teeth. Instead of compromising surrounding teeth with a fixed bridge or wearing a partial denture, the implant is securely placed and lasts a lifetime. The titanium that is used to design and craft the implant is safe to use in the body and is meant to withstand quite a bit of force and pressure. Because of the benefits of dental implants, they are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after dental options in the office.

While not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, the majority of patients who want one or more of them placed are able to have the surgery done. More often than not, patients are eligible for the procedure and can have it done. What’s more, the procedure is done relatively quickly and the heal time after the surgery is complete is minimal when compared to some other procedures. We are dedicated to enhancing and improving your smile with the help of quality implants. You will love the look and feel of your implants as well as how maintenance-free they are once fully healed.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email
Sierra Tahoe Dental Logo

New Location!

We’ve moved to a new office to better server you.

Our new address is:

1116 Ski Run Blvd Suite #1, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150