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Is it Time for a Dental Implant?

November 23, 2016
Posted By: Lakewood Dental Trails

If you're missing teeth, smiling might be something you'd rather not do. Your black hole in your mouth is bothering you when you look in the mirror. There is a solution to take all of your social and dental fears away. The solution can be a dental implant.

An implant is an artificial tooth "root" surgically placed in your mouth. It is made of metallic (titanium) and bone-like ceramic. The implants eventually fuse with your bone to support a crown, bridge, or full denture.

You may be considering an implant for yourself. Here are some things to consider as you make your decision. If you have healthy gums, you are a good candidate. You also need to have enough bone to support an implant. If you have a chronic illness like diabetes and leukemia, it can interfere with the healing process of an implant. Smoking can double the risk of losing an implant altogether. Long-term steroid use, osteoporosis and other diseases that affect the bones can increase the risk of early failure of implants.

When you think of Fall, change comes to mind. It's a season when the leaves change, and maybe it's time for a dental change for you. A dental implant can make you feel more comfortable in social situations. Smiling without hesitation is something that none of us ever want to take for granted. Losing a tooth (or multiple teeth) can be traumatizing. Thanks to dental implants, you don't have to live with an incomplete smile.

At Lakewood Dental Trails, we'd love to discuss the long-term advantages of a dental implant with you. Call to schedule an appointment with us, and get on your way to getting your full smile back.

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