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Dental Implants, Scripps Ranch Dentist, MOD Squad Dental

February 10, 2014

implant.vs.bdgeWhy Go With Dental Implants?

Many people choose dental implants for missing teeth replacement. When trying to make a decision about whether or not to have dental implant surgery, it is important to know why the procedure may be more beneficial to you than other types of dental replacements. Certain conditions and circumstances may make dental implants the better option, such as:

  • Having more than one missing tooth
  • Having a jawbone that has reached full growth
  • Having ample amounts of bone to secure the implant
  • Having healthy oral tissues
  • Being unwilling or unable to wear dentures
  • Wanting to improve your speech
  • Being able and willing to commit several months to complete the process

Unlike traditional dentures and bridgework, dental implants do not cause any damage to the bone. Additionally, all of the material used for dental implants are safe and do not cause any decay.

Are They Safe

Dental implants are considered safe for the majority of people. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, should check with their health care provider prior to having dental implant surgery. Fortunately, most individuals with these conditions will receive the green light for the procedure, as long as certain precautions are met. Dental implant surgery is not recommended for children as their jaws have not yet reached full growth.

What Are The Risks?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some health risks associated with dental implant surgery. Complications are relatively rare and when they do occur they are generally mild, requiring minimal treatment. Possible health risks associated with dental implant surgery include:

  • Infection occurring at the implant site
  • Damage to surrounding teeth or blood vessels
  • Nerve damage
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Sinus problem

If you are interested in dental implants or the process, phone Jess today, 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation.

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