Sep 22, 2015
AM I A CANDIDATE
If you live in Richmond Hill and you have lost some of your teeth, this generally makes you a candidate for dental implants. The biggest issue is health. You must be in good health to get dental implants. Let us explain. If you have diabetes or are a smoker, this will impact your chances of a successful dental implant being done. If you have problems with booze or gum disease, your bones might not fuse together. For those who need dental implants, this presents a problem.
Speak to our AppleDay dentists about any problems right away. If there are any health issues,or if you are taking any medications. Remeber anything you do or intake may inpact your results and we only have the best intentions in mind.
HOW IS THE BONE LOST
Bones need something to survive. The sensitivity in the teeth helps the bone to remain in tact. Once a tooth is lost, the bone looses that grip. The more teeth you lose, the more the bone will be affected. Within the first year, there is a 25% decrease in the bone's width. Each year after this, the length of the alveolar bone will also be to decrease. The bone needs the stimulation. This comes from your teeth.
Once you have lost the alveolar bone, the bones structures beneath will also begin to leave. The jaw bone and the other structures will begin to melt away. This can and will cause problems.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS
For Dental implants, you have a few options. There is the single-tooth replacement. This is for those who have just lost one. There is also the multiple-tooth replacement. This is for those who have lost more then just one or two. If you have lost the whole bottom set or the top. Remember, there is the removable denture implants that cover between 2-6 implants and will feel and look absolutly natural without the need of everyday removal.
Come visit us in our Richmond Hill location to learn more about all of your options.