Published: Sep 29, 2015 | By: Richard Caven
Dental implants are a popular oral restoration apparatus, ideal for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Specifically, a dental implant is an artificial tooth that holds either a replacement tooth or bridge. There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. The former is the more common type of implant, which is surgically placed into the jawbone. Conversely, subperiosteal implants are those that are placed on top of the jaw, rather than in it.
While dental implants are an effective and long-lasting oral care solution, not everybody is a candidate for the procedure. Just how do you know whether or not you're a good candidate for it? Here's a look at some factors ideal dental implant candidates possess:
How do you check out based on the above qualifications? It's worth noting that in some of the cases listed above, such as healthy gums, you can pay greater attention to your oral care habits to correct minor issues to better your candidacy for dental implants. It should go without saying that a thorough consultation with your dentist should be in order before any decisions are made on the matter, however.
For more information on the dental implant process, and what characteristics ideal candidates exhibit, contact Caven Dental today.
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