To find out whether you are a candidate for dental implants, at Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia, we will conduct a thorough oral examination and also take X-rays. If you are not, Dr. O will recommend other suitable options.
Are Implants Good for Patients With Crowded Teeth?
You can be a candidate for dental implants if you have crowded teeth. However, you may have to wear an orthodontic appliance to create space for implants before. Placing an implant without having the proper space for it could add to your dental problems.
What Is the Maximum Age for Getting Implants?
There is no age limit for dental implants. However, you will need to have enough bone density to support the implant. Patients who wear dentures before their implant procedure may have insufficient bone density and require a mini-dental implant instead.
Are Implants an Option for Patients With Crooked Teeth?
Dental implants are an option for patients with crooked teeth. Before placing the implant, we will recommend orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth. This helps us create the space necessary for the proper insertion of the implant.
Are Implants a Good Option for Overbite/Underbite?
Yes. The position of your bite doesn't impact if you qualify for dental implants or not. However, we will recommend fixing your dental problem before the insertion of the implants.
Are Implants Suited for Missing Teeth?
Dental implants are the most reliable restorative solution for missing teeth. Whether you have lost one or several teeth in your jaw, implants are a permanent solution for replacing them.
The first step in the dental implant process is securing a titanium stud into your jawbone. The second step is the process of osseointegration. The third step is completing the restoration with a crown that provides the same strength and stability as natural teeth.
Are Implants Safe for Patients With Gum Disease?
We do not recommend dental implants if you are suffering from gum disease unless the existing problem is treated beforehand. Healthy gums are an important factor in the success of dental implants.
Can I Opt for Implants If I Have Cavities?
We will first address your cavities by removing the decay and restoring your teeth. If necessary, we will then prepare you for implants.
Reach out to Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, to learn more about the benefits of dental implants and schedule a consultation with Dr. O. You can call us at (757) 546-0301, book your consultation online, or visit us at 711 Greenbrier Pkwy Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320.