When it comes to correcting gaps in your smile you have a number of options, each with its own set of benefits and challenges. Dental implants represent the most advanced of these treatments, although they may not be for everyone, they might just be what you've been looking for. If you would like to learn more get in contact with the team at Smyrna Dental Group in Smyrna, TN.
Are You a Candidate?
Dental implants require an otherwise healthy mouth and good dental hygiene habits. Gum disease can complicate the procedure, as it is often the reason for tooth loss in the first place. Thankfully, your dentist can treat your gum disease, and as long as the treatment is successful you can receive your implants.
Just as healthy gums are important, so is a bone structure strong enough to hold the dental implant, as both the gums and bone will help support your new tooth.
If you do not have adequate bone strength you may still be a candidate after a bone graft, speak with your dentist to learn more.
Because good habits are important to a successful dental implant procedure, bad ones can hinder it. Smoking, for example, can delay the healing process of the treatment so some dentists do not recommend dental implants for smokers altogether.
Dental Implants in Smyrna, TN
Dental bridges and even dentures are alternatives to dental implants and many chose them for a variety of reasons, such as cost, healing time, and others. But even though dental implants require the larger initial investment, of time and otherwise, they also provide the longest-term results that look and act just as if they were your natural teeth.
The only way to find out if dental implants are right for you, and if you are a candidate for them, is to make an appointment today with your dentist at Smyrna Dental Group in Smyrna, TN, by dialing (615) 355-6800.