Dental implants have become the standard of care today to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have been around for decades, and the technology has only improved with time. If you have been told in the past that you were not the best candidate for a dental implant, the first step is to get an updated evaluation from your family dentist.
Your dentist will evaluate your medical health status, including a review of medical conditions, and medications taken in the past and present. Your dentist will also evaluate your dentition. Most people are dental implant candidates. Your family dentist will then refer you to the best oral surgeon for your specific dental needs. The oral surgeon will also review your medical and dental history during your dental implant consultation. Your oral surgeon and family dentist will work closely together to restore your missing tooth or teeth. The oral surgeon will place the dental implant, while the dentist will attach the implant crown to the dental implant itself.
The end result is a strong and stable, natural looking tooth. You will feel confident to eat any type of food. Dental implants can last a lifetime when taken proper care of. It is important to have regular, professional dental cleanings and exams, and to brush and floss the implant daily. This will extend the longevity of your dental implant. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth in the front and the back. When considering dental implants to replace front teeth, the cosmetics of the dental implant crown are very important. You will want your family dentist to be specialized in cosmetic dentistry with years of experience in aesthetic dentistry. There are differences in the materials and techniques used to make dental implant crowns. These differences will determine the level of cosmetics and natural looking appearance of your dental implant crowns. Cosmetic dental implant crowns are a marriage between art and science. You will want your dentist to have the latest technology, and be an expert in color matching to achieve the most natural looking, aesthetic dental implant crowns.