Is an Implant Right for You?

Smiling_Middle_Age_CoupleImplants have become one of the most common tooth replacement options. A single screw acts just like a tooth root, anchoring to the jawbone and supporting a restoration. Why do people love implants so much? Just because implants have so many benefits does that mean you should get one?

Why Choose An Implant

Many replacements for missing teeth are a removable appliance. These can eventually slip out of place, get broken, get lost, and irritate your mouth or damage your other teeth.

Patients are choosing implants today because they want to hold on to a healthy and complete smile for as long as possible. Implants allow them to do so because they:

  • Last a lifetime
  • Don’t rely on other teeth for support
  • Are easy to clean, just like other teeth
  • Preserve the shape of bone in the jaw

With all these benefits, implants should be an ideal restorations for anybody’s smile. But before you jump in, there are a few things you need to consider.

Are Implants Right For Everyone?

Placing the implant is where the “problems” may come in. One of the first considerations is whether you have enough bone to retain the implant. If there’s just not enough supporting structure, the implant won’t stay for very long. Your health also plays a big role. Certain medications, immune health problems, and lifestyle factors can jeopardize the success of implant placement surgery.

Before getting an implant, you’ll have to carefully think about whether your circumstances could compromise the effort. It’s best to talk to your dentist and primary care physician about the risks or concerns.

Your Implant Experience At Vanguard Dental Solutions

If you live in the Alexandria area and want to give implants a try, Dr. Murshed Rahman wants to help you find out how they can benefit you.

A comprehensive examination and diagnostic imaging will give you an idea of what your smile needs. Dr. Rahman will explain to you the risks and benefits in your particular case, giving you all the facts so that you can make an informed choice.

So is an implant right for you? The only way to find out for sure is to call Vanguard Dental Solutions today to schedule a consultation.