At Lincoln Crossings Dental Care, we are able to help our patients through the entire dental implant process. Dental implants are needed when the entire tooth structure, including the root, is severely damaged or has been removed. Even if you don’t need a tooth replacement at this time, we believe that it is always better to be informed and prepared should the need arise suddenly. We offer a number of dental implant options based on your needs. Thanks to advancements in treatment and technology, more patients than ever before are eligible to receive dental implants.
If you are unfamiliar, a dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted in the jawbone to act as a replacement for the tooth root. Over time, this post fuses with the jawbone, and treatment is completed when a replacement tooth structure, such as a dental crown, is placed in the mouth. Dental implants are a popular choice among patients because they not only restore the function of the teeth, but they mimic the appearance of the natural teeth as well.
Who May Not Be a Candidate?
While many more patients are eligible for treatment now, there are still some who may not qualify at this time. It is important that you are completely honest about your medical history and your lifestyle, as the implant process is rather involved. It would be terrible if you were to go through the procedure only for it to fail because you withheld information that would have been essential in planning your treatment.
Before making any treatment recommendation, we will first complete a thorough examination to determine if you are eligible. Patients who may not be eligible for dental implants include:
- Patients who are looking for a quick fix
- Patients taking certain medications
- Patients with certain medical conditions
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and if you would be a candidate for treatment, be sure to contact our office, which is located in North Huntingdon, PA, to schedule an appointment. We would love to help improve your smile!