Dental implants are a very popular cosmetic dentistry option, and many people with missing teeth find themselves turning to implants as their preferred way to fix their smile.
However, not everyone can get implants. A lot goes into determining whether or not you can get them. So to help you find out if you’re a candidate, let’s look at what our team at Northridge Dental LLC in Lincoln, Nebraska recommends you consider before getting implants.
Why did you lose your teeth?
If your tooth loss was due to teeth being knocked out, or extracted due to cavities or other infections, then that usually means your jaw and gum health is still in a good place.
If your tooth loss is a result of gum disease or other infection, then you’ll have to have Dr. Timothy Dinkelman thoroughly examine your gums and jaw to ensure they’re healthy enough for implants.
How’s your oral health?
As mentioned above, the health of your mouth plays a large part in whether or not you can receive implants. If you lost teeth due to gum disease and still haven’t cleaned your mouth up, then you won’t be able to get implants until after your gum disease is gone.
However, if your oral health is in good standing, then it’s likely you’ll be able to get implants and restore your smile to what it used to be.
At the end of the day, implants can be a huge blessing in your life and change your smile completely. You just need to make sure your mouth is healthy enough to handle them. If you think implants are your solution, then please call us today at 402-477-1177 to schedule a consultation appointment.