January 2, 2017
It’s been a while since the Tooth Fairy came to visit. And now that you’re an adult with missing teeth, you can’t expect to find coins under your pillow. What you should look for, however, is the best tooth replacement option for you. If the solution you’re after is dental implants in Beacon Hill, then schedule a visit with Boston dentist Dr. Jack Share. He can examine your mouth and determine whether or not you are a qualified candidate for dental implants.
Requirements for Dental Implants
By and large most people are qualified to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. Nevertheless, there are some important prerequisites. First, Dr. Share will need to conduct a complete dental exam to make sure you are in good overall oral health. He’ll examine your teeth and assess the health of your gums, too. We’ll also ask some questions about your medical history.
Bone Density and Dental Implants
Another important requirement for successful dental implants is sufficient bone density in your jaw. Made of the biocompatible metal titanium, an implant is designed to integrate with surrounding bone tissue. Once the implant is surgically positioned, the healing process begins and the post and bone begin to fuse together. The strength of this bond is largely dependent on bone volume. If you don’t have adequate bone volume, then this bond may not be secure. Talk to Dr. Share. If the density of bone in your jaw is a problem, then a grafting procedure may be recommended.
Oral Hygiene and Dental Implants
Last but not least, having dental implants requires scrupulous oral hygiene at home and a commitment to scheduling regular dental checkups with Dr. Share and his staff. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste at least twice every day and flossing at least once a day is vital. Plaque can build up on the porcelain crown, bridge or denture that is attached to your implants, as well as along the gum line. Plaque is the precursor to periodontal disease, a condition that can lead to the failure of dental implants.
There are some people for whom dental implants are not advised. For these patients, Dr. Share will be able to recommend other types of tooth replacement.
Contact Our Office Today
If you’ve been contending with the consequences of tooth loss, then contact the office of Dr. Share. With dental implants, 02109 residents can once again enjoy the benefits of having a complete smile that is healthy and attractive.
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