Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?
At Bozeman Gentle Dentistry, we want to help our patients get their smiles back if they are dealing with severe decay or tooth loss. We never want a patient to feel like they have to avoid smiling or talking closely with others or cover up their mouths because they are self-conscious. We also want our patients to find the perfect treatments for their problems. One treatment that is popular among many of our patients is dental implant placement. Over the years, more patients than ever have been eligible to receive dental implants. Dental implants employ a unique system that anchors a metal post into the jawbone, which ultimately fuses to it and becomes the perfect base for a natural-looking tooth structure, such as a dental crown, to blend in perfectly with your other natural teeth.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
When implants were first introduced many years ago, there were a number of patients who were not eligible for treatment. Thankfully, due to the advancements in the procedure and technology, there is no problem. Although more people are eligible for treatment than ever before, there are still some who will not qualify at this time. They include:
Patients Who Are Looking for a Quick Fix
Dental implants are a lengthy process that has many steps. If you are someone who is looking for an immediate solution, this will not be the treatment for you.
Smoking can cause infections and prolong the healing process. A smoker looking to quit might be a candidate depending on how many years they have smoked, how often they smoke, and the state of their oral health. We want to provide treatment that has a better chance of being successful.
Patients with Certain Medical Conditions
Unfortunately, there are certain medical conditions that can lead to serious health complications if we try to place implants. This includes cancer treatments as well as diabetes.
We want to help you on your journey to restore your oral health. If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate for dental implants or to see what treatment we recommend, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Bozeman, MT, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have a smile you can be proud to show off!