Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

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If you're missing a tooth or have recently lost one, don't feel down. You're not alone: approximately 3 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. But you no longer have to be one of them because we're excited to offer state-of-the-art dental implants that'll have you smiling freely again.

Dental implants involve a relatively simple procedure that Dr. Luke Riley and our top-notch team have performed countless times, and, best yet, no one will be able to tell they aren't real. So, don't spend any more time worrying about that missing tooth. Contact us today at Riley Dental in Haslet, TX to beautify your smile!

How we implant your beautifully natural new tooth (or teeth)

Missing teeth can be a huge problem because those empty spaces make it difficult to eat and speak properly. Dental implants improve the function and appearance of your smile by creating replacements made of durable materials.

Dental implants are implanted into the bone to support your realistic prosthetic tooth (or teeth). We carefully affix a screw or similar device into the jawbone, which securely fastens a crown, denture, or bridge.

Your long-lasting implant will restore your beautiful smile and require no extra or special care. This means you can brush and floss as you normally would without needing to purchase special cleaners or tools.

The best part about dental implants is that they may prevent future complications. For example, dental gaps sometimes cause adjacent teeth to shift, resulting in misalignment and crooked teeth.

How can you know if you're an ideal candidate for a dental implant?

This interplay between bone, gum, and implant means that a candidate for this procedure should adhere to proper, regular oral hygiene habits and be in good health. And also have the adequate bone mass necessary to support the implant. The implant initiates an amazing biological process, osseointegration. This literal bone integration occurs as the living cells of the bones fuse, or integrate, with the implant to create a strengthened bond between the two.

Candidates should also be free of periodontitis, the severe gum disease that develops if gingivitis, or mild gum disease, is left untreated. If it does develop, it causes gum recession and infection in the roots of the teeth and the jawbone.

However, if you aren't currently a candidate for an implant, there are certain things we can do. If inadequate gum or bone tissue is holding you back, our experienced team can perform a gum or bone graft to bolster those dental tissues. Other problems also have their solutions, and the only way to find out for sure is to schedule a consultation.

Get in touch with us today to restore your beautiful smile

Missing teeth are not only unsightly, but they can also affect your quality of life. Dr. Luke Riley and our fantastic dental team are devoted to your health and happiness. And we'd love to get to know you, as a patient and a person, to create the best, personalized treatment plan for you. We warmly invite you to contact us at Riley Dental. Or come see us in Haslet, TX to find out more about dental implants and explore your options.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.