A Few Things to Know About Qualifying for Dental Implants

Rebuilding your smile with dental implants is one of the best things you can do after experiencing tooth loss. With their ability to replace your lost teeth roots and offer optimal support for your restoration, dental implants work to preserve the health and integrity of your smile and facial structures, as well as replace your lost teeth. At our Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgery office, we can help ensure that dental implants are your best option for replacing your lost teeth, and help make sure you qualify for dental implant treatment before recommending it.

Your smile has to be healthy first

Tooth loss can be a serious event in the course of your dental healthcare, and it’s most often the result of another underlying condition. For example, gum disease is the most frequent cause of tooth loss for adults, next to conditions like tooth decay, extensive tooth damage, and several issues that can lead to the need for tooth extraction. After you’ve lost one or more teeth, the reason for it may still be a threat unless you have it treated. This will be essentially necessary before receiving an implant-supported dental restoration, which may fail if the condition is allowed to remain a threat.

Your jawbone has to be strong enough

While ensuring your smile is free of gum disease and other health issues will help ensure the success of your dental implant treatment, your jawbone is the main part of your oral structures that supports them. Implants are placed within your jawbone to replace your lost teeth roots, which requires ample jawbone structure to be successful. During your dental implant consultation, we’ll also examine the health and strength of your jawbone structure to ensure it still retains enough mass and density to support your dental implants.

You should seek treatment as soon as possible

When it comes to addressing any dental health issue, especially the loss of one or more teeth, time is an important factor. On one hand, the underlying condition that caused your tooth loss will continue to grow worse, potentially leading to even more severe tooth loss. Also, the missing roots of your teeth can negatively impact the health and integrity of the jawbone structure around them. For optimal results, you should seek dental implant treatment and any other necessary treatments as soon as possible after experiencing tooth loss.

Learn how you can qualify for dental implants

With highly personalized care and treatment, we can help you qualify for and enjoy the benefits of dental implants to replace your lost teeth. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.