You’ve probably heard about the wonderful benefits of dental implants. Now you’re wondering one thing… are they right for you? It’s a big decision, and your dentist on the Upper East Side has some advice to help you decide if implants are right for you and your smile. Answer yes to one or more of these questions, and we’ve got good news — dental implants just might be the best solution for you! Keep reading to find out more.
DENTAL IMPLANTS CHECKLIST
Ask yourself these questions while you’re considering your tooth replacement to know whether or not dental implants on the Upper East Side are your best option!
#1: IS MY TOOTH LOSS RECENT?
After a tooth has gone missing, the jawbone begins to decay and degenerate without the stimulation of the tooth’s root. That breakdown leaves your bone too weak to support dental implants. If you’ve gone many years with missing teeth, you may be better off with a non-implant supported option, or bone grafting is also an option for replacing lost structure. If your tooth loss is recent, however, schedule an appointment with your implant dentist on the Upper East Side as soon as possible!
#2: AM I IN GOOD OVERALL HEALTH?
Because dental implants require surgical implantation, you must be able to undergo a surgical procedure to be a good candidate for the tooth replacement option. Dental implants are not a good option for patients suffering from conditions that affect the immune system, like diabetes and HIV. Remember that teeth can always be replaced with a crown or traditional bridge in these cases.
#3: AM I INTERESTED IN MAKING THE VERY BEST INVESTMENT?
Nothing else replaces a tooth as comprehensively as a dental implant, and that makes them the very best investment you can make — for your wallet, and your oral health. Dental implants keep the jawbone healthy and whole, meaning your prosthetic device will never have to be refitted to meet the changing shape of your mouth. And when cared for properly, the implants can last a lifetime!
ONE OR MORE YESSES? SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you owe it to yourself to find out for sure whether or not you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Schedule your appointment at New York Family Dental Arts and let us get started on rebuilding your smile today!