Dental Implant Candidates?
At Dr. Beshar’s Manhattan, NYC practice, dental implants are the preferred solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth because they are strong, permanent, and natural-looking. Still, not everyone is a good dental implants candidate and some patients may be better suited for removable dentures or a dental bridge. Read on to learn about what makes a good dental implants candidate, then contact Marc J. Beshar Dentistry to schedule a dental implants consultation with Dr. Beshar so that you may determine together which tooth replacement option will be best for you.
Dental Implants Candidates
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted in a patient’s jaw bone. In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, it’s very important that a patient is in good overall health and doesn’t suffer from any conditions that could complicate or prohibit oral surgery. Furthermore, because implants are grounded in a patient’s jaw bone and gums it’s crucial that the patient has adequate jaw bone and gum tissue to support the implants. If not, Dr. Beshar may be able to perform bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation to prepare the patient’s mouth for implants. Young patients whose jaws and mouth are still growing will need to wait until they are fully developed before they will be good dental implants candidates.
Bone Grafting and Soft Tissue Augmentation
There are a number of conditions which can cause a patient to have inadequate jaw bone or gum tissue to support dental implants. In some cases, Dr. Beshar can employ bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation to build these areas up. Dental bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves the use of a bone from another part of the body (usually the hip) to build up the jaw bone. With soft tissue augmentation, Dr. Beshar can take tissue from the roof of a patient’s mouth and use it to supplement inadequate or recessed gums.
Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation with Dr. Beshar
If you are missing one or more teeth and are ready to begin the dental restoration process, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Beshar. During this appointment, Dr. Beshar will examine your mouth and jaw to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants or if another tooth replacement solution will better suit your unique needs. Contact our Manhattan, NYC practice today to schedule your personal dental implants consultation with Dr. Beshar.