Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants
Battle Ground, WA
Finding the best replacement for your lost teeth can be challenging. You may need to consider various factors, including the replacement tooth material, placement, your jawbone’s condition, and oral health. While these factors may be deal breakers when choosing removable dentures, dental implants can eliminate most problems from the equation. Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine at Excel Dental recommend evaluating the condition of your teeth before getting dental implants.
We have covered the essential factors you must review before opting for dental implant surgery.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant creates an alternative base in the patient’s jawbone to support artificial tooth replacements. Dental surgeons make incisions in the gums to expose the jawbone and drill titanium screws in the bone. The screws take several weeks to fit into the jaw and to be ready for tooth replacements.
Dentists create appropriate artificial teeth to attach to the screws for permanent placement. Once done, and your gums have healed, you can start eating food like before.
Dental Implant Materials
Typically, dentists choose from two dental implant materials: titanium and zirconium. Titanium is the most obvious choice due to its mouth-friendly properties and easy placement. Patients sometimes have allergies to titanium and a few other metals. Doctors suggest using zirconium instead to avoid corrosion. Although relatively new, zirconium dental implants are gaining much popularity in the global dentistry sector.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implant placement is a tricky process. Oral surgeons carefully evaluate the patient’s vitals and jawbone condition before creating implants. Any complication in the process may lead to complexities. The implant placement procedure can take up to a few months, depending on how quickly a patient heals.
In the worst cases, the bone loses its strength due to bacterial infection. The tissue damage makes the jawbone unfit for dental implants. Oral surgeons may perform an additional procedure known as bone grafting to restore a part of the lost bone. Please note that bone grafting is a separate procedure and may take time to heal.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants can save you from recurring teeth problems. They can restore your eating practices in a few months if you have one or more missing teeth. There are many advantages of dental implants.
|Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth problems.
|Dental implants effectively improve your speaking ability.
| Dental implants allow you to eat without precaution.
|Dental implants boost your self-esteem.
|A dental implant is the most long-lasting tooth replacement solution.
|You can easily clean your dental implants by brushing or flossing your teeth.
When it comes to the recovery period after dental implant placement, it all depends on the dental implant materials and the complexity of the dental implant restoration. At Excel Dental, our doctors Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine will guide you through the process when getting dental implants ensuring a quick and safe recovery.
You'll need to stay away from specific foods and beverages as well as activities after dental implant surgery if you want your recuperation to go more quickly. Pay attention to the recommendations provided to you by your oral surgeon, including suggestions on how to reduce swelling and which medications to take. To ensure that your wound heals as quickly as possible, avoid disturbing it too much.
Schedule Your Appointment for a Thorough Examination
Not sure if you need dental implants or removable dentures? You may consult Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine at Excel Dental for a complete teeth examination and we will help you come up with the best teeth replacement solution. Feel free to call the clinic to find out how dental care is affordable for you and schedule your appointment today.