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Am I a Candidiate for a Dental Implant?

April 15, 2020
Posted By: Nelson Dentistry
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Dental implants are an increasingly popular tooth replacement procedure that allows Dr. Nelson to replace missing teeth without damaging or changing your existing teeth. They are thin, biocompatible titanium posts that replace the tooth root and look and function like natural teeth. 

Am I a Candidate?

When a tooth is missing for a long time, the bone stops being stimulated and growing. Without being challenged to chew, the underlying bone eventually can become weak. Dental implants can restore bone health and prevent bone resorption and loss. Due to advanced dental equipment and technology, very few dental situations can prevent Dr. Nelson from placing dental implants in Missoula. Even osteoporosis, age, loss of bone, and other oral factors can be easily solved. 

During your dental implant consultation at Nelson Dentistry, we will evaluate your oral and medical history. Certain medications may not work well with dental implants, including chemotherapy drugs or corticosteroids. Let your Missoula dental implant dentist know any medications that you are on. 

While dental implant surgery has a high rate of success, some health conditions can hinder healing capacity. Patients with diabetes, cancer, or autoimmune disorders should disclose their health conditions before any dental procedure. 

Patients with underlying oral health conditions like gum disease should be treated for their condition before any procedure. Gum disease and other dental conditions can spread infection and create problems with dental implant placement. Dr. Nelson and his dental staff will get you back on track with your oral health. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, we can provide deep cleaning and monitor your oral health before we can recommend dental implants. 

We may not recommend dental implants if patients exhibit certain habits, such as smoking. Smoking increases your risk of gum disease, and they delay the healing process for teeth implants. Dental implants are an excellent way to restore your missing tooth, but they do require good oral hygiene to have a good success rate. 

Interested in Dental Implants in Missoula MT?

If you are curious about this standard tooth replacement procedure, please call us at (406) 542-3305 to schedule your dental implant evaluation.

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