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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Rendered image of dental implants from Advanced Dental Associates in San Antonio, TXLosing even a single tooth can adversely affect your oral health, aesthetics, and self-confidence. Not only does the lost tooth leave a gap, but it can also make the remaining teeth crooked by shifting them out of alignment. At Advanced Dental Associates, we can offer you dental implant placement, which is the most effective, natural-looking, and comfortable tooth replacement treatment in dentistry. Let us find out if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants or not.

Good Candidates for Dental Implants


The good news is that most people can be good candidates for dental implants. Explore some factors to determine if you need dental implants:
•  If you are missing a single tooth: If you have lost a single tooth, you can easily get it replaced by a dental implant. An implant is better for your oral health, because unlike a dental bridge, it does not damage the neighboring teeth and prevent bone resorption.
•  If you are missing multiple teeth: You can also be a good candidate for a dental implant if you are missing more than one tooth or do not have any teeth at all. At Advanced Dental Associates, we can offer you implant-supported dentures and the All-on-4 Treatment Concept that can restore your teeth.
•  If you do not want dentures: Although dentures have also undergone modern innovativeness and are now more comfortable than ever before, they are bulky and are prone to slipping. In addition, they are also not very durable. Dental implants, on the other hand, can help you eliminate all these concerns.
•  If you have good general health: Dental implants involve the use of anesthesia and a minor surgery. In order to avoid any complications related to anesthesia or healing, candidates should be of reasonably good health.
•  If you have good gum health: Gum disease can destroy the soft and hard tissues of the mouth, which can result in implant failure. So make sure any gum disease you have is treated and managed before you get a dental implant.
•  If you have a mature jaw: People under the age of 18 should not have dental implants as their jaw has not yet stopped growing.
•  If your jaw has good bone density: Dental implants require a sound and stable foundation to support a dental crown. If your jawbone is soft, it won’t be able to hold the implant properly.

People Who Should Avoid Having Dental Implants


There are certain lifestyle habits and medical conditions that can render you unsuitable for a dental implant surgery:
•  A condition that causes significant immunity deficiency.
•  Unmanaged periodontitis.
•  Uncontrolled diabetes.
•  Smoking.
•  Alcoholism.
•  Hemophilia.
•  Bite complications.
•  Medication that causes thinning of the blood.
•  Pregnancy.
•  Radiation therapy in the head and neck region.
•  Bruxism and teeth clenching.

You may still be eligible for dental implants if you have some of these conditions, depending on their severity. Advanced Dental Associates will carefully evaluate your medical reports and the medication you are on and determine whether implant surgery can be performed on you safely and effectively.

Benefits of Dental Implants


With a dental implant, you can have teeth almost exactly like your old ones. Dental implants also preserve your alveolar ridge and maintain the structure and shape of your face. Dental implant surgery has a very high success rate of up to 98%. You can increase your chances of success even more by brushing diligently twice a day and flossing once a day. You should also avoid chewing on hard stuff like ice cubes and pen stubs, which can jolt the implant or crack the dental crown. In addition, you should never miss your routine dental appointments with us.

If you are interested in getting a dental implant, call us today at (210) 714-5589 and have a consultation with us.
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At Advanced Dental Associates, we can determine if you're an ideal candidate for dental implants and explain the entire process. Call us today at: (210) 655-2753.
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