Who is a desirable candidate for dental implants?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2020
At the practice of Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt, Simi Valley area patients who have experienced tooth loss may be unsure as to the best solution for their needs. Our practice is equipped to provide many different options for patients to consider, including dentures, bridges, and dental implants. Dental implants are still one of the leading standards in tooth replacement today. These titanium posts are placed into the bone of the jaw to anchor a crown, bridge, or denture in place. No other restoration has the strength and functionality of a dental implant, making it a desirable choice. However, dental implants are not for everyone.
Who is a candidate for a dental implant?
While dental implants can help with bone growth where they are placed, they still require bone in place to successfully plant themselves where they are needed. During an initial consultation, patients can ask our team about implants and if they are a candidate. Our dental team takes x-rays of the patient’s jaw to see if there is sufficient bone available for successful placement. Without that, the patient might want to consider an alternative option. Patients serious about using dental implants can ask our team about bone grafting, which is a procedure that can build up the jaw bone and prepare it for placement of implants in the future.
Why choose dental implants?
Dental implants have many benefits. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt often brings these to patients’ attention when they are considering their option. Dental implants are:
- A smart investment
- Highly effective
- Easy to care for
How do dental implants replace multiple teeth?
Dental implants can be used in many different ways to hold different types of restorations. A single tooth can be replaced with a dental implant covered with a dental crown. Several teeth can be replaced by using the dental implant as one or both ends of a dental bridge. Additionally, patients with full dentures can utilize four to six implants along the arch to anchor the denture in place, providing better stability and function than dental adhesives alone.
Contact Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt today
Simi Valley, CA area patients considering dental implants will want to speak with a professional to decide if they are a good fit for them. Call our practice at (805) 584-1194 and request a consultation appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 2720 Cochran Street, Suite #2B.
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