Why is bone structure important for placing dental implants?
- Posted on: Jan 15 2020
Dental implants are growing in popularity as patients with tooth loss learn about their many benefits. Dental implants are titanium or ceramic posts that can be placed into the bone of the jaw and act as a foundation for a tooth replacement restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture. The dental implant is considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement due to its longevity and reliability.
Why choose dental implants?
Dental implants provide many advantages to patients. They are:
- A wise investment
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
The best patients for the placement of dental implants are patients who have enough bone structure to hold the implant in place. Patients should also be free from periodontal disease and cavities before scheduling their oral surgery. Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, so a consultation appointment and initial evaluation is needed to determine if a patient can benefit from this or other dental restorations.
Why does an implant require bone structure?
The dental implant is reliable and effective because it is melded with the natural bone of the jaw just as a natural tooth is. This is what provides the proper foundation for the implant to keep it strong and functional. Without enough bone in place, the dental implant will lose the foundation it needs to function properly and stay in place. Patients who do not have enough bone will either be considered an inappropriate candidate for treatment or may be recommended to learn more about bone grafting procedures that can better prepare the area for the implant. During an evaluation with Dr. Paul A. Peterson, patients will have the opportunity to ask their dentist if they can benefit from an implant, even if they are not a proper candidate in the earlier stages.
Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry of Park City, UT assist patients with dental implants
If you live in the community and have considered the advantages of placing dental implants as a tooth replacement solution, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Paul A. Peterson and his team. Call (435) 658-0678 today to schedule a visit at 1840 Sun Peak Drive, #B101.
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