Dental implants are titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone and function as anchors to support dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. The bone fuses with the implant over time, acting as a replacement tooth root. Dental implants allow patients to eat and speak normally without worrying about slippage or difficulty chewing. They also provide a solid foundation for replacement teeth that look and function similarly to real teeth.
At Burba Dental Partners, we offer dental implants as an excellent option for restoring your smile if you have gaps in your teeth or are otherwise missing teeth. Because the implants are placed in the jaw just like natural teeth, they prevent the jawbone from deteriorating and remain firmly in place even when you bite into hard foods. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Improved appearance
- Improved speech
- Improved comfort
- Restored function
- Improved oral health
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Candidates for dental implants generally include individuals who:
Have One or More Missing Teeth
Losing a tooth can affect your appearance and health. Having missing teeth can also make it difficult to eat and speak correctly, which may lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem. But dental implants can restore both. Dental implants can provide a long-term solution, whether you have lost single or multiple teeth.
Have Adequate Bone Density and Quality
Dental implants require sufficient healthy bone in the jaw to anchor the implant securely. Sometimes, a bone graft procedure may be necessary to augment the bone if lost or resorbed.
Have Healthy Gums and Oral Tissues
Good oral health is essential for the success of dental implants. Individuals with gum disease or other oral health issues may need to address these conditions before considering dental implants.
Are Committed to Good Oral Hygiene
Dental implants require regular oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups. Candidates should be willing to maintain proper oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of the implants.
Are in Good Overall Health
While specific medical conditions may not necessarily disqualify someone from receiving dental implants, overall health is a factor to consider. Conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders may affect healing and implant success.
Dental implants are an effective treatment for missing teeth. It's important to note that each case is unique, and our dentist can best determine the eligibility for dental implants. Visit Burba Dental Partners at 129 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970, or call (978) 703-0133 for more information. We will evaluate your oral health, conduct a thorough examination, and consider your medical history before recommending dental implant treatment.