Missing teeth affect more than just your smile; they can impact how you speak, how you chew, and how your mouth closes. You can also experience your remaining teeth moving as they take advantage of the extra space to “spread out,” which can then cause those teeth to become loose. If you are ready to replace your missing teeth to prevent additional problems from arising, dental implants might be right for you.
Though dental implants are not a viable option for everyone, you might be a good candidate if:
- You need to replace one, a few, or all of your teeth (dental implants can effectively replace any number of teeth)
- You have adequate bone density (without enough bone density, the implant won't be able to anchor properly)
- You have healthy gums (gums are a crucial component to tooth stability)
- You have good overall health (implant dentistry requires surgery, so you need to be healthy enough to recover fully and hopefully without complications)
The best way to determine your dental implant candidacy is to talk to an experienced dental implant surgeon who can determine if the procedure is indeed the best fit for you. While most people are good candidates, even if you are not there are other options for replacing your missing teeth. Dr. Chung and his staff can help you decide which alternative may work best.
If you have missing teeth and want to reclaim your smile, call Softouch Dental Care at 703-319-6990 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chung to find out if dental implants are right for you. Our Oakton dentist serves patients in all areas of Northern Virginia.