It’s not an overstatement to say that dental implants have revolutionized the way people think of teeth replacements. Gone are the days when your only choice were serviceable but flawed devices that sit atop your gums. Here at Elite Dental Wellness, we can replace one, several, or even all of the teeth on your jaw easily and effectively. Are you a good candidate for them? We’ll help you to determine that.
The qualifications for our dental implants in Houston are not applicable to traditional bridges and dentures. That’s because implants are designed to look, feel, and act like your real teeth. As such, they contain a root that anchors the new tooth. This root is surgically placed beneath the gums and down into the jaw. It is a post that is made of titanium. In order to be eligible for them, your bone tissue in your jaw must be able to support the post/root. Sometimes, jaw tissue is too thin and weak, however. The good news is that bone grafting can correct it and put you back in good stead to get our dental implants in Houston. Our dentist will also examine your gums, as well as taking into account such considerations as whether you are diabetic or a smoker, which may have an effect on your qualifications. In addition to a standard implant, they can also be used as a foundation for an improved type of dentures; ones that attach to the posts and are removable like traditional dentures. These, however, won’t slide or move, and there is absolutely no need for messy adhesives.
Being a good candidate for our dental implants in Houston means coming in for a consultation and an examination that includes a health history. There’s no reason to delay. The sooner you take the first step, the more quickly you will have your complete smile back.