Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Almost anyone who is missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth, are candidates for dental implants. Though the treatment varies from individual to individual and with health and habits.
Do dental implants last?
Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to dental disease such as caries; however, the health of the gums decides the longevity of dental implants. Adequate home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are essential elements for dental implant sustainability. Each patient is different, and success relies upon diagnosis and treatment planning, medical history, and a variety of other medical factors.
How do dental implants help if I have full dentures or partial dentures?
Actually, implants are most popularly used in patients who wear full dentures or partial dentures. Dental implants can be used to hold a removable implant denture, which basically snaps on the implants! Therefore the partial or full denture does not move and reduces the dependency on denture adhesives/denture glue.Dental implants can also be used for fixing individual teeth. Crowns (false teeth) are fixed to the implants through titanium components. Dental implants can help achieve predictable aesthetics and will restore normal function.