Your teeth were meant to last for the rest of your life. However, this is not possible for every patient at El Paso Periodontics & Implant Specialists. You can replace teeth that are missing in your mouth with dental implants designed to be a permanent solution to tooth loss. When teeth are lost, it can cause several oral health problems and damage remaining teeth in the mouth. It can also affect the appearance of your teeth, leading to cosmetic issues.
Dental implants have been available for over 5 decades, giving patients a way to permanently replace teeth that have been lost or removed from the mouth. Surgery is required to install dental implants, but your dentist can make sure the process is successful.
Dental implants are a way to permanently replace any teeth that you have lost or that dental professionals have removed from your mouth. They act as a substitute for natural teeth and do not need to be anchored by existing teeth.
For your dentist to install dental implants, you must have good oral health. Before the implant is placed, any dental diseases must be treated, and decay must be removed from the mouth. Patients should avoid smoking in order to make sure that the implant heals successfully. After the implant has been placed, patients must be able to commit to their oral hygiene so that the implant is preserved. Your dentist can evaluate your mouth and determine whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants.
Every patient is different, so treatment times may vary depending on numerous factors. Each situation will need evaluation separately, so be sure to communicate your needs with your dentist in El Paso in order to ensure that you have the smile you desire.
If you would like more information on dental implants and how they can benefit your oral health, contact our office to speak with a dental professional at El Paso Periodontics & Implant Specialists. We can answer any questions you may have and provide insight into your oral health.