For a patient who has lost one or more teeth because of trauma or another issue, our dentist may recommend dental implants in Carthage, Missouri. A dental implant consists of a dental implant post, which is made out of titanium; a dental restoration, like a dental crown; and an abutment, which connects the two.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most people are candidates for dental implants, but there are a few exceptions. If you have a chronic illness, your body’s ability to heal may be compromised, so you may not be a candidate for dental implants. Those who smoke may be counselled to quit before a dental implant is placed. If you do not have sufficient jawbone structure, you may not be a candidate. However, Dr. Woody may refer you to a specialist to have a bone graft placed so that a dental implant may then be placed.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. The dental implant post is designed to become a part of your smile as the jaw heals. A dental implant can restore your ability to speak and eat properly and with ease. Dental implants can also restore the beauty of your smile, thus giving you a boost in confidence.
Please contact Peach Tree Dental at 417-358-2233 today to learn more about dental implants and to book a visit with Dr. Woody.