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3 Qualities of a Dental Implant Candidate You Should Check

Posted on 1/23/2023 by Front Desk
3 Qualities of a Dental Implant Candidate You Should CheckDental implants may be a good option if you miss one or more teeth. Dental implants are artificial teeth. They are inserted into your jawbone to replace missing teeth. They look and feel like natural teeth and can last for many years. If you want dental implants as a treatment, it is essential to make sure you are a candidate for them. This blog post will discuss five qualities of an excellent dental implant candidate.

Good Oral Hygiene

Implants are placed in the jawbone, so you must have good oral hygiene habits. It means brushing and flossing regularly and seeing your dentist for regular cleanings. If you don't care for your teeth, there's a higher risk of implant failure and infection. You should use a good-quality toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth at least twice daily. Flossing once a day is essential to remove plaque and food particles between your teeth.

Healthy Gums

Healthy gums are vital for the success of your dental implants. You must have healthy gums for your implant to properly fuse with your jawbone. If you have gum disease, it has to be treated before you can get dental implants. You will need to quit smoking before and after your implant surgery. Smoking increases your risk of developing gum disease and can also interfere with the healing process.

Sufficient Jawbone Density

The jawbone is what gives dental implants their support. Dental implants cannot successfully fuse with the bone tissue without a solid and dense jawbone. An excellent way to determine if you have sufficient jawbone density is to consult with a qualified implant dentist. They can take x-rays and scans of your mouth and jaw to get a better idea of the density and strength of your jawbone.

Our expert dental clinic offers dental implants to our patients who want to replace their missing tooth or teeth. Call us to book an appointment today.
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