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Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?

When you lose one or more permanent teeth, replacing them is vital for avoiding facial collapse, misalignment, and other dental health complications related to tooth loss. In many cases, dental implants provide long lasting and secure tooth replacement. Who qualifies for dental implants? Can anyone benefit from this unique and lifelike tooth loss solution?

Milford Dental Implant Quiz

  1. True or False: Dental implants replace every part of the tooth.
  2. True or False: You will need to have healthy gum tissue.
  3. True or False: Patients require an adequate amount of jawbone tissue.
  4. True or False: You can obtain teeth in a day.

Answer Key

  1. True. Unlike bridges and dentures, which only replace the visible part of the tooth, dental implants actually replace the root. We place an implant post, which is made of biocompatible metal. The post bonds with the jawbone tissue to secure the tooth like a natural one.
  2. True. When gum disease reaches the advanced stages, also known as periodontitis, the connective tissue between the teeth and gums may deteriorate. This can cause adult tooth loss. Likewise, periodontitis can cause implant failure. As a result, patients must have healthy gum tissue to qualify.
  3. True. In addition, placing the post requires enough jawbone tissue to support it. If you have lost jawbone tissue as a result of tooth loss, then you may require a bone grafting prior to receiving the dental prosthesis.
  4. True. With All-on-4, we place four implant posts in each arch to support a set of dentures. We can place a set in a single day, so you won’t need to be without teeth while waiting on your final prosthesis to be completed. If you have any questions or concerns about tooth replacement, please contact out office today. We want to help you achieve a whole and healthy smile again.

To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling (203) 878-6699. The specialists at Sensitive Care Cosmetic & Family Dentistry proudly serve patients and their families in Milford, Stratford, West Haven, New Haven, and all surrounding communities.