Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are just one of many restorations offered in San Jose by Starbrite Dental. Dr. Munira knows how important it is to have a smile that you can be proud of. For patients who are missing natural teeth, or for those who want to consider implant-supported dentures, dental implants are a permanent solution for many patients wanting to improve their smile.
Dental implants are titanium metal rods that are surgically placed into the jawbone and stabilized through the process of osseointegration. This is when the bone grows around the implant and gives it strength and support, similar to the way in which the bone holds the root of a natural tooth in place. Once this process occurs, the dental implant is topped with a dental crown. In the case of implant-supported dentures, they can then be snapped into place over the dental implants to keep them from shifting and moving in the mouth.
Dental implants are permanent, and are one of the best, most effective ways of replacing a missing tooth or keeping dentures in place. When a patient is considering a dental implant, Dr. Munira of San Jose will first schedule an appointment with the patient. During this consultation, she will examine the patient and decide whether they are a candidate for dental implants.
Candidates for dental implants are individuals who take good care of their teeth and follow a strict oral hygiene regimen. They will typically require sufficient bone structure to hold the dental implant in place. Without proper bone structure, bone grafting may be required to build up and stimulate bone growth and density. Additionally, Dr. Munira may offer other solutions, such as partial dentures or bridges, depending upon the situation. Alternatives are available for those who are not viable candidates for dental implants.
Dr. Munira of San Jose has provided dental implants for hundreds of patients, and has found that it is a permanent and successful procedure. If you are considering dental implants, either as a replacement for a missing tooth or for extra denture support, call Dr. Munira of Starbrite Dental to schedule a consultation appointment and get started improving your smile today!