If you are fed up of visiting different dentists to cater to your family’s dental needs, then you need to consider getting a family dentist. Although family dentistry and general dentistry are somewhat alike, there is a significant difference. General dentistry is usually limited to a particular age group, while family dentistry covers family members…
Options for Placing Dental Implants
Looking for some information on placing dental implants? If you are missing teeth and are interested in getting one or more dental implants to replace your missing teeth, then you are choosing a permanent tooth replacement option. Implants are one of the more popular tooth replacement options people are choosing nowadays. This is because an implant is able to look and act just like a natural tooth.
Placing dental implants into your mouth requires a surgical process to be performed. This makes it a good idea for you to understand how the surgical process works. The more you understand about placing implants in your mouth, the higher chances of experiencing implant success.
Because getting implants place in one’s mouth requires surgery to be performed, they must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for this type of dental surgery. It is important that they be in good overall health, which is a requirement for most surgical procedures. They must also have healthy gums and enough bone support. This is so that any and all of the implants are able to properly fuse to the jawbone. A commitment to properly taking care of their oral health from now on is also required as taking care of implants requires the same care as taking care of one’s natural teeth.
Dental implants options
There are placement arrangements that a dentist will use in order to install and accordingly place a dental implant into a patient’s mouth. The following is a list of three options for placing dental implants.
1. Single implants
A single dental implant placement is used when someone is only missing one of their teeth. Therefore, they only require one dental implant to be placed in their mouth.
2. Implant supported bridges
When someone is missing multiple teeth they often will need to get an implant supported bridge. This is an option that combines implants and bridges. The placement arrangement requires a dental professional to strategically place the dental implants in order to support any and all missing teeth.
3. Implant supported dentures
When someone is missing most of their teeth and interested in getting implant supported dentures, then a dental professional will strategically place a minimum of four dental implants into the patient's jawbone in order to support this denture choice.
Ready to get your implants?
Now that you have learned about placing dental implants are you ready to make an appointment so you can get the dental implants you need for good oral health? You will first need to make an appointment with a dental professional in order to know for sure whether or not you are indeed a candidate for getting dental implants. Once you are approved for the surgical process that will replace your missing teeth, the dental professional will create a treatment plan for placing the dental implant in your mouth. There truly is no better time like the present for you to get started on your path back to good oral health!
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