Dental implants may be the right solution for you, if:
You Want Natural-Looking, Permanent Teeth
No matter which of our implant solutions you choose, your restoration will be custom-made to blend in perfectly with your smile. Dental implants are also extremely durable and they can last a lifetime with proper care.
You Want Comfort and Convenience
Because they integrate directly with your jawbone and stay securely in place, dental implants are very comfortable to wear and easy to clean. And they function like your natural teeth, allowing you to chew your favorite foods without difficulty.
You care for your dental implants similar to the way you keep your natural teeth healthy — with daily brushing and flossing along with regular checkups from Dr. Klym. Unlike dentures, you won’t have to buy special cleaning products or use messy adhesives to keep your implants in place.
You Want to Protect Your Oral Health
The section of the implant that connects to your jawbone is called the implant fixture. It’s made from titanium, a durable material that naturally bonds with your jawbone through a process known as osseointegration.
When your jawbone fuses with the implant fixture, it’s similar to the way a natural tooth works. This results in remarkable stability and chewing power that you won’t get with any other type of restoration.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that protects your health in addition to restoring your smile. Because they stimulate healthy bone growth, dental implants prevent your jawbone from deteriorating. They also prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting out of place, protecting your smile by decreasing your risk of developing gum disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I too old for dental implants?
Candidacy for dental implants isn’t based on age—you’re never too old to receive the benefits of dental implant treatment! We only require that our patients have sufficient bone density and are healthy enough to safely undergo the surgery.
Before your implants procedure, we’ll perform a thorough dental examination to determine whether you’re a candidate for dental implants.
Can I improve my candidacy for dental implants?
You don’t need to be in perfect oral health to be a candidate for dental implants. However, standard dental care can sometimes be necessary before implant treatment to ensure the lasting health of your mouth and gums.
If you lack the bone density in your jaw to support dental implants, a supplemental bone grafting procedure may be necessary to ensure the stability of future implants. Talk to Dr. Klym about supplemental procedures during your consultation.
What if I’ve been told I’m not a good candidate for dental implants?
While not everyone is the ideal candidate for dental implants, most patients can take steps to improve their candidacy.
If you’ve been told by another dentist that you aren’t eligible for implant treatment, consider getting a second opinion from Dr. Klym. He’ll evaluate your case personally and let you know if a dental implant procedure can be safely performed currently or after supplemental procedures.