Are you missing a tooth or several teeth from severe tooth decay, gum disease or an oral accident? If you have missing teeth, dental implants might be a permanent solution to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are becoming a reality for dental patients of all ages. If you are wondering if dental implants are a good option for you, there is a good chance you may be able to receive dental implant surgery. The one common exception for dental implant surgery is growing children, since the jawbone in children is not yet fully grown.
If you receive regular dental checkups with no complicating side effects, you’re most likely a candidate for dental implants. Even patients with an existing medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure can have dental implant surgery. Patients who wear dentures or partials are especially good candidates for dental implants. Dental implants can permanently replace troublesome dentures or partials. Implants can help secure or anchor dentures, making dentures much more comfortable.
If you are one of the 69% of adults ages 35-44 that has at least one missing tooth or part of the 26% of adults over the age of 74 that has lost all of their permanent teeth you should find out more about dental implants. Great advancements in dental implant technology are allowing most people to receive implants. Patients with bone loss from missing teeth or periodontal disease can receive bone grafting to help permanently secure the dental implant and restore the health of your jawbone. Dental implants have a very high success rates. Roughly over 95% of recipients have total success with dental implants as a permanent solution for missing tooth replacement. Ask Dr. Juban if you are a candidate for dental implants at your next checkup