Dental implants are a fantastic option for patients who have lost or extracted teeth and are seeking a more permanent solution than partial dentures. These versatile, long-lasting restorations are placed into the bone of the jaw for optimum function and look completely natural. If you are visiting Broadway Family Dentistry and are interested in dental implants, it is critical that you talk to Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen to determine if you are a proper candidate for these restorations.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone to serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. Unlike bridges or dentures, which require adjacent teeth for support, dental implants stand alone and provide a secure foundation for artificial teeth. They can be used to replace one tooth or several in a row.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
- A good candidate for dental implants needs to have healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to support an implant.
- Candidates should also be in good overall health, with no major medical or systemic issues. Poor oral hygiene habits can lead to a greater risk of complications with dental implants, so maintaining good oral health is essential.
- Patients should not use tobacco products as these can interfere with the healing process and potentially increase the risk of implant failure.
- Candidates must be willing to commit to regular follow-up visits for monitoring and maintenance of their dental implants.
Ultimately, Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen will evaluate each patient on an individual basis and assess their candidacy for dental implants before treatment begins. A comprehensive evaluation, including x-rays and health history, will be used to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants and what type of treatment would be best suited for your needs.
Once candidacy is established, the team at Broadway Family Dentistry will explain your options and create an individualized plan to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care.
Find Out if You Are a Proper Candidate for Dental Implants!
If you have been considering dental implants, we encourage you to contact Broadway Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with any of our experienced implant dentists. Our office is located in Minot, ND, and can be reached by calling 701-839-1299.