Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
- Posted on: Sep 21 2011
Nearly everyone who is missing one or more teeth is a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are surgically placed into the bone of your jaw allowing your body to accept them as a natural tooth root. Once accepted, dental implants offer the only permanent solution for restoring missing teeth. As an added benefit, dental implants protect your jawbone from shrinking, a function other forms of tooth replacement have proven incapable of providing. Requirements for Dental Implants There are three types of dental implants offered at our comfortable Philadelphia area office. Root form dental implants are the most common, but they require sufficient bone structure to support the post that will hold your false tooth in place. To be a candidate for root form implants, your jawbone will need to be thick enough for a successful implantation. For patients who are not candidates for root form implants, we also offer subperiosteal implants and plate form implants. With these options, dental implants are now available to a much larger number of people. Dental implant candidates should also be in good overall general health. During your initial consultation, Dr. Marshall will assess the quality of your jaw and review your medical history to determine if dental implants are right for you. If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and are interested in learning more about dental implants, please contact the friendly staff at Lindsey Marshall, DMD to schedule an initial consultation today.
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