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22Mar2011

Considering Dental Implants? Dr. Cuevas Can Help

OFTEN WHEN WE MEET WITH PATIENTS about other procedures, questions about implant dentistry arise. Dental implants can be an ideal solution for people who are looking for long-term solutions to their tooth loss challenges.

Typically, if you have good oral health and you have enough bone mass to support implants, they can be a beautiful and durable option for you.

Here are a few factors that you should visit with us about as you consider dental implants:

Your Bone Mass

Adequate bone mass is necessary to place implants. Sometimes if teeth have been missing for a long time, this necessary bone mass may have been lost. In some cases, a procedure called “bone grafting” can be used to grow additional bone.

Your Oral Health

Part of this evaluation process is being sure that your general health allows for dental treatments on a routine basis.

Periodontal Disease

In most cases, if you have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, you ARE a good dental implant candidate.

Your Age

In children, dental implants are usually postponed until their jawbone is fully developed. However, there are cases where implants ARE used as part of an orthodontic treatment plan.

For adults, implants can be a remarkable solution for seasoned citizens, baby boomers, or younger adults.

Your Dentures

Do you already wear dentures? Implants are often used to stabilize and secure dentures—thereby creating much greater comfort and functionality.

Your Dental Hygiene Habits

Although poor dental hygiene would not keep you from getting dental implants, higher success rates are directly tied to a commitment to regular exams and thoughtful brushing and flossing. It makes a big difference.

Are You A Smoker?

Smoking lowers implant success rates, but it certainly does not preclude you from being a dental implant candidate.

Wondering What The Next Step Might Be?

Do you think you’re ready for dental implants? Or maybe you are still wondering if they would be the best solution for you. Either way, your final decision process can be started by visiting with Dr. Cuevas. If you don’t already know him, you’ll soon discover that his personable manner makes him easy to talk to and to consult with.

Give us a call today at (203) 254-0545 to set up a short consultation, or use our contact form to request an appointment. You may also want to take a moment to LIKE our Facebook page by clicking on the logo below:

We publish a lot of valuable information on Facebook that may help you in your decision-making process.

Thanks for the trust you show in our practice. And if you’re a new patient, we look forward to being one of your oral health partners for life. We appreciate you.

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