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Discover Whether You’re a Candidate for Dental Implants August 15, 2016

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Discover Whether You’re a Candidate for Dental Implants, Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Whether you’ve lost teeth through injury or failing mouth health, dental implants can improve the look and function of your smile. Gentle Care Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lexington, KY, specializes in tooth extraction, dentures, screw and bridge insertion, and other dental surgeries. These experts will help you determine whether teeth implants are right for you.

To be considered as a candidate for dental implants, you need to fulfill certain qualities. First, gum health is paramount. Any indication of periodontal disease may preclude you from receiving implants. A strong, healthy jaw bone is needed as well since the procedure entails drilling into the jaw to insert a metal bracket or bridge piece. In addition to gum disease, health issues like cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, alcoholism, or smoking can impact the effectiveness of the implants, so discuss with your dentist any health concerns before scheduling the procedure.

dental implantsIn addition to good overall health and a strong jaw bone, the condition of your teeth plays a role in dental implants. For instance, if the teeth you have left are weak, it’d be difficult to add teeth implants. In addition, if you are missing whole rows of teeth, dental implants would not be ideal for you. Instead, consider dentures as an alternative to teeth restoration. 

For the best results, it’s important to regularly maintain your dental implants. You should treat them as real teeth, such as brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist every six months for a checkup. Good oral hygiene will ensure the preservation of your smile for years to come.

When you’re missing a few teeth, dental implants can recreate the smile you used to have. The expert hands of the dentists and surgeons at Gentle Care Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will make the whole process easy and comfortable. To explore your options and schedule an appointment for a consultation, call (859) 277-1151. For more information on their services, visit the website.

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