How to Keep Your Jaw Healthy If You Want Future Dental Implants
Posted on 5/24/2021 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
If you want to get dental implants, it helps to develop a support network. Ask people who have lost some teeth and plan to get implants in about six months to a year what they are doing to prepare for the procedure.
Why Jaw Health Is Important
It is important to keep your jaw healthy and gums disease-free, as doing so will help when placing implants. Implants need a solid anchor. Therefore, it is vital that you have enough bone to support the implants. If you do not have enough bone, you may be able to get mini-implants or schedule a bone graft to regenerate the bone. If you know other people who wish to get implants as well, you might also talk to them, as noted, to see how they are preparing for their implant procedure.
Learning More about the Implant Procedure
It also helps to know what will be involved once you go through the implant procedure. Implants are small posts, usually made of titanium, that are placed, so they fuse with the bone. They take the place of regular tooth roots. Therefore, they provide a secure anchor for a number of restorations, including fixed dentures, crowns, and fixed bridges. Implants make it possible for you to have the same advantages you have with regular teeth, as they help regenerate the bone and therefore eliminate any problems with bone loss.
What Are Your Dental Needs?
If you plan to get implants, it always helps to discuss the process with us as well as people who also wish to get implants themselves. Think about your own dental needs. Maybe you need dentures, or perhaps you just have 1 or 2 missing teeth. How can you use your implants to improve your smile? You just need to make sure you care for your implants as you do your regular teeth. Neglecting the care of your implants can result in implant failure. Therefore, you need to brush twice a day and floss once a day when you have implants.
Would you like to know more about implants? If so, now is an excellent time to find out more about the process. Give us a call to find out how we can help.
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