Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are you one of the many people in the Nashville, TN area with at least one missing tooth? The good news is that you may be a candidate for dental implants, the permanent way to replace natural teeth that have been extracted, have fallen out or never came in when you were a child. Call Belle Meade Family Dentistry today to schedule a thorough examination.
What We Look for in Dental Implant Candidates
When discussing dental implant candidacy with patients, we go into depth about what we look for in terms of individual dental health. Ideal dental implant candidates must:
- Have the bone density to support dental implants. If the bone density is lacking, a bone graft or sinus lift may provide enough bone material to proceed with dental implant surgery later.
- Have a healthy mouth. If untreated problems such as advanced gum disease exist, we will need to address those issues before undergoing dental implant treatment.
- Be willing to wait for results. Dental implant surgery takes many months to complete. A patient has to understand that he or she may not see immediately results.
Of course, there are other factors that go into the decision to undergo dental implant procedures, including the cost involved. These factors will be part of the conversation with your Belle Meade Family Dentistry professional.
What Happens for Candidates Who Choose Dental Implant Surgery?
After patients and dentists have agreed that dental implant surgery is the right choice, a plan of action will be developed. This plan will help the individual understand expectations. The plan also sets the stage for a comprehensive calendar of scheduled appointments to be developed. The patient always stays in control of his or her health during this process, and has complete input in all decisions.
When you are ready to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Nashville, TN through Belle Meade Family Dentistry, we want to hear from you! Contact our office at (615) 298-2030.