One of the very first things people notice about others is their teeth. Straight teeth that are white and bright can elicit a great first impression. If you have missing teeth or large gaps between your teeth, your self-confidence may be suffering. Are you hesitant to smile for fear that the imperfections in your teeth will show? There is no need to suffer any longer if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Phoenix residents with missing teeth or large gaps in between their teeth often opt for dental implants. Dental implants are a highly successful dental procedure. Prior to being considered for dental implants, Dr. Wilcox will evaluate the following:
- Jaw Bone Quality and Density – Your jaw must have sufficient bone density and be of high quality because dental implants must be fused to your jawbone. Adequate bone support is extremely important.
- Your Health – If you are not in good overall health, you may not be a good candidate for dental implants. Individuals who smoke or have serious medical conditions such as diabetes often have issues with oral health, which can impact the success rate of dental implants.
- Teeth Clenching – If you clench your teeth you may not be a good dental implant candidate. Clenching the teeth can cause dental implants to fail. However, this is a problem that might be treatable.
If you are suffering from missing teeth or if you have excessive gaps between your teeth, you may be an excellent candidate for dental implants. If you are located in or around Phoenix, please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your free dental implant consultation.