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Are you a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a great option for restoring your smile to its original glory. At Vivid Dental, we worked together to share with you the information below to help identify if you are an appropriate candidate for this restorative dental treatment. 

Dental implants allow you the opportunity to replace any missing teeth you may have, whether that means just one or your entire mouth! To be a good candidate for dental implants, it is best if your jaw line has completely matured and will no longer grow anymore. Full jaw development usually occurs between the ages of 21 and 25 years old. Other factors to consider are whether or not you have healthy gums or a quality bone structure, since dental implants are built into your jaw for great long term results. If you do have gum disease or cavities, our doctors at Vivid Dental will recommend you wait until these have been properly treated or removed before the permanent placement of your dental implants. 

Long lasting results are the reason many candidates choose this option over dental bridges or dentures. Since implants are built directly into your jaw bone, they are non-removable and guarantee a permanently beautiful smile. In addition to a quality bone structure, a proper amount of bone density is needed for the implants to be securely held in place.

Unfortunately, there are some instances where dental implants are not be the best option for our patients. These instances may include: cancer, radiation to the jaw, uncontrolled gum disease, smoking habits, alcohol addiction or uncontrolled diabetes. 

Dental implants are great for patients who are looking for a beautiful, healthy smile without having to go through orthodontic treatment and avoiding repeat procedures over time. They provide the same stability as your original teeth did, which means you can continue your active lifestyle without worrying about damage to teeth, like temporary dentures. If you have any further questions about your candidacy for this service, or want to schedule an appointment to discuss the matter further, use our easy online scheduler or call the location most convenient to you today. We look forward to hearing from you!