Tooth loss is more than just a cosmetic problem. People who fail to replace missing teeth eventually succumb to oral health problems such as bone loss. Whenever you lose your teeth, your number one priority is to make sure you replace them as soon as possible. Don’t wait for problems to arise before you take action. Dental implants in North Tampa are a great solution to tooth loss.
However, since it’s considered to be a surgical procedure, many people want to know if the procedure is safe. The answer is yes!
Dental implants are only successful if you are eligible, which is why before pushing through with the procedure, your oral surgeon will ensure that you pass the eligibility criteria.
Individuals who have active gum disease, inadequate bone tissue, and pre-existing conditions like heart disease and diabetes are typically not suitable candidates. You may have your gum disease treated, but until then, you should not get dental implants. Some patients also go through bone grafting to if their jawbone density is too low.
People who have sensitivity to nickel, lead, zinc, or copper may not be good candidates for dental implants. In addition, those who have metal fillings need to ask their dentist because some metal fillings interact negatively with titanium-based implants. Smokers who do not wish to quit are also not advised to get dental implants.
If you have more questions about dental implants, we’ll be happy to answer them. At Lake Park Dental, we offer a wide range of dental services, including dental implant placement. Our team has the skills, knowledge, and expertise to give you a beautiful smile. Call us if you wish to schedule an appointment with us.