If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of a dental implant. It is unlike any other treatment because it replicates the entire tooth structure, including the root. This allows you to enjoy a variety of advantages that can’t be achieved using any other option. Are you ready to discover the benefits for yourself? Your first step is to contact your dentist to see if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Kalluri will perform a thorough consultation to create the customized treatment plan you need to rebuild your smile.
If you have one or more missing teeth, you’re likely a candidate for dental implants if you have good oral and general health. Besides discussing your medical and dental history, Dr. Kalluri will also review a CT scan of your mouth to look for any concerns that might create a potential complication, like infection or bone loss. If Dr. Kalluri finds an issue, it doesn’t automatically disqualify you from the treatment. Instead, it means you might need additional procedures to create the right foundation for your new smile, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting.
Besides your overall wellness, the best patients for dental implants are committed to their oral hygiene at home and visit their dentist at least twice a year. Your oral hygiene habits are crucial to keeping infection at bay.
In addition, dental implants are recommended for people who live a healthy lifestyle, like maintaining a balanced diet, not smoking, and avoiding alcohol in excess. If you have a few bad habits, it’s important to discuss them with your dentist during your consultation.
There are some medical conditions and other issues that can create potential complications for certain patients interested in dental implants. If you have any medical concerns, you might still be a candidate for the treatment if a few extra precautions are taken. It’s essential you inform Dr. Kalluri about your medical history, including:
Whether you’re missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, you can enjoy the next best thing to your real smile. Take your first step by seeing if you’re a candidate for dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.