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Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Stuart, FL


Woman talking to dentist during dental exam at Colin M. McKinney, DMD in Stuart, FL 34994Almost 128 million Americans have been reported to have at least one missing tooth, and the complications of an exposed jawbone are endless. Therefore, if you are missing a tooth, getting a restorative procedure done to replace the missing tooth with an artificial one is extremely important.

Dental implants are the ideal tooth restoration procedure, as they are firmly secured to the jawbone, mimic the appearance and action of your natural teeth, and do not leave any room for bacterial growth or jawbone deterioration. If you are getting a diseased permanent tooth removed or considering tooth restoration options, reach out to Colin M. McKinney, DMD for the best implant restoration treatments.

The Significance Of Dental Implants



If a patient is missing one or a few teeth, they usually opt for dental bridges to fill in the gap. Patients who are missing all or most of their teeth opt to get dentures. However, it is important to remember that both dental bridges and dentures are not the preferred long-term solution for missing teeth. They are not firmly attached to your jaw, and they leave a hollow section in the gums and jawbone exposed. This leads to the deterioration of the jawbone and loosening of the gums and nearby teeth.

The hollow space can also accommodate bacteria, which can lead to jaw aches, discomfort, and periodontal disease, and could lead to the nearby teeth loosening and getting diseased too. Dental implants avoid all such possibilities and are therefore much more secure. Implants are inserted into your jaw to mimic a natural root and promote bone growth around them to strengthen them further. Then, an artificial crown is attached to the implant to close the opening of the jawbone and prevent bacteria from entering it. This prevents the loosening of the gums and shifting of nearby teeth as well.

Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?



To have a successful dental implant surgery, it is important that your jawbone is in the ideal condition and is healthy. Some patients require an additional bone grafting surgery to prepare the jawbone for the surgery. The patient’s overall oral health also needs to be in good condition.

Besides this, it is also required that the patient does not smoke or take certain drugs. Patients with bruxism, or other severe, terminal, or chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cancer are also discouraged from getting the procedure. Despite this, it is worth noting that implant restoration surgeries have a nearly 98% success rate and it is likely that our professionals will be able to perform the surgery successfully even if you have any of these conditions. This will, however, require a thorough oral examination by our experts and a careful case study before a final decision is made.

A dental implant surgery can be quite lengthy and needs to be performed meticulously in stages. Treatment plans vary from one patient to the other. Give us a call at Colin M. McKinney, DMD at (772) 266-2223 to book an appointment and discuss your customized treatment plan today.




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