When you need tooth replacement, there are thankfully a few options for you to choose from, depending on the number of teeth you need to replace and the reasons you lost them. Bridge work has been around for a long time. It provides a stable, long-lasting, and strong replacement for natural teeth, but it does need to be maintained, and it does need to be replaced after about fifteen years.
Over the last decade, titanium dental implants have become a popular choice for those who qualify for the procedure. Generally, they do cost a little more to fit, but they also last in perpetuity, with no need for future replacement procedures for most patients.
How to Tell if You Are a Candidate
Dr. Ruff will have to make the final call about your candidacy, but there is a checklist of common characteristics of good implant candidates you can use to pre-screen yourself. Implant candidates
- Have minimal to no bone loss in the jaw from gum disease
- Have stable gum tissue to support the titanium implant
- No major health complications that disqualify you from minor surgery
- There is ample room in your mouth for the anchors
As long as you fulfill these requirements, it is a good idea to at least ask Dr. Ruff if you are a good fit for this procedure. The worst that can happen is that the doctor will recommend you go with an alternative before explaining its benefits.
The Future of Implants
Newer and more innovative implant anchors are being designed all the time. As mini implants become more and more popular, the number of people who qualify for them will only increase.
Make an Appointment Today
If you are ready to move forward with dental implants or if you need more information about them before you make a decision, please contact our office in Windsor, CO today!