Find out if this is the solution you’ve been looking for to replace your missing teeth.
There are so many different ways that someone can lose a tooth, from a sports injury to severe decay. Whatever the cause might be our El Paso, TX, dentist, Dr. Steve Yi, is here to provide you with the proper treatment to give you back your smile. If you’ve been considering dental implants here’s your chance to find out if they are right for you.
You are Healthy
Being healthy is an important component to getting any dental procedure, but it’s imperative if you are planning to get dental implants. After all, dental implants require multiple surgeries, so our El Paso general dentist will want to make sure that your smile is healthy enough to handle these procedures. Being in good health means:
- Not having pre-existing decay or uncontrolled gum disease
- Not having unmanaged chronic health problems like heart disease or diabetes
- Not currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- Not having a suppressed immune system
You Aren’t a Smoker
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), smokers are much more likely to deal with implant failure than non-smokers. They are also more likely to deal with peri-implantitis, an infection of the gums that can result in bone loss and implant failure. If you want to make sure your implant lasts then you’ll want to quit smoking prior to getting implants. And if you need help ditching the habit talk to us about local programs and other support groups you can join to help you quit.
You are Dedicated to the Treatment Process
Getting dental implants can take several months. While this is no quick fix, dental implants are the closest you’ll come to having a real tooth. Dentures and dental bridges don’t function the same way a natural tooth does, but dental implants come pretty darn close. Of course, good things take time. It can take up to a year or more to get implants and you’ll have to undergo several procedures. If you are up for the process then you’ll be handsomely rewarded with a restoration that could last the rest of your life.
The only way to truly find out if dental implants are the ideal solution for you is to visit our El Paso, TX, restorative dentist. Schedule your next consultation at El Paso Viva Dental to see if dental implants are the way to go.