Dental implants are the most exciting innovation that ever happened in dentistry. With dental implants, missing teeth can be restored to their most natural condition. Dental implants are usually made of a highly bio-compatible material called titanium and are in the shape of cylinder or screw. The normal length of a dental implant is in the range of 10-14 mm (1 inch is 24 mm), and the usual diameter is 3.5-6 mm. However, dental implants as short as 5 mm and as long as 17-18 mm are also available.
A good dental implant candidate should have the following:
- Over-all good health
- Healthy gums
- Enough bone to anchor the implants in the jaw – A dentist can evaluate the bone structure and recommend treatment options.
- Be committed to taking very good care of the implanted teeth and surrounding gums — Daily brushing and flossing are essential.
- Regular dental check-ups.
What will I experience?
On the first appointment a full mouth exam will be completed with a complete medical and dental history. You’ll receive X-rays and possibly a CT scan, which will give the dentist a good idea of your bone density and the shape of your jaw. Finally, you’ll discuss the options available to you and be educated by the dental staff about the whole implant procedure. They’ll discuss if you’d be a good candidate for a dental implant. You must also commit to a meticulous oral hygiene regime with regular dental visits.
Finding out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants begins with a simple step. With motivation, care and willingness, dental implants can give the confidence and security to last a lifetime.
DentiCenter has highly trained and qualified dentists that provide excellent treatment at a fraction of the cost you would pay by a dentist or dental clinic in the United Sates. Give us a call or fill out our consultation form and we can answer any questions or concerns you may have!