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Improving Oral Health Enough for Dental Implants
Posted on 7/13/2019 by Sean Saghatchi
Dental implants are the big buzz for patients who have lost one or more teeth or even those who may need dentures. Dental implants have been around for quite a while and the technology is improving all the time.
If you are considering dental implants, there are some things you should know and ways you can prepare to ensure that the procedure is successful. Though 97 percent of implants are successful they can fail.
Frequently these failures are due to the patient not following the instruction we give to ensure success. There are steps you can take to increase the success of your implant. For your implant to have the best chance of success your gums must be in good shape. Your remaining teeth should also be healthy so to start, ensure that you conform to a good oral hygiene regimen.
Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. If you smoke, stop. Nothing can kill the chances of a successful implant more than smoking. Not only does it affect your teeth, but it also affects your gums. They must be healthy in order for the implant to last. Once you get the implant, do not begin smoking again. It can still cause your implant to fail.
Can Anyone Get Implants?
Most healthy people can get implants but there are certain conditions that can preclude your eligibility. For the most part, if you can handle a tooth extraction you can medically handle dental implant. As mentioned earlier, heavy smokers, though they can get implants, have a higher chance of failure. If you have diabetes or heart conditions your condition will require us to evaluate you on an individual basis.
The same is true if you have had radiation therapy on your head or neck. Some of our patients have an insufficient bone for the implant to screw into and those patients may require a routine bone graft before the procedure can be performed.
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