Are Dental Implants Right For Me? in Montgomery, AL

Are Dental Implants Right For Me in Montgomery, AL
Missing teeth can be embarrassing. They look unattractive and can make daily activities like eating and talking difficult. Old solutions, such as dentures or bridges, produced great results but were not without complications. Now technology has yielded us with dental implants. Dental implants are a natural solution that preserves bone and soft tissue while look and behaving just like natural teeth. The best part is that almost anyone can receive dental implants. They have even been given to patients with heart disease or diabetes.

Although most patients are eligible for implant dentistry, not all are. If you have any of the following conditions, we will need to discuss your options:

Existing dental work – Dental implants can be used to reinforce or replace preexisting work such as bridges or dentures. This will be discussed during your consultation.

Loss of bone mass– Patients who have relied on dentures for an extended time may have experienced significant bone loss. In this case, you will need to undergo a bone grafting procedure before dental implants can be put in place.

Gum disease – Because dental implants interact very intimately with gum tissue, diseased gums can affect the success of the implants. Patients with moderate to severe gum disease will require treatment before dental implants can be put in place.

Tobacco addiction – Smoking or chewing tobacco can affect the success of your implants as well as the overall health of your gums. We will need to discuss these habits beforehand.

Alcohol addiction – Excessive consumption of alcohol can affect the health of your teeth and gums. Patients who cannot follow post-operative instructions are not likely to have success with dental implants.

Implant dentistry is the latest innovation in the area of tooth replacement. If you would like to discuss treatment options, you may contact the offices of Wayne Yarbrough today and schedule a consultation.

Dr. L. Wayne Yarbrough, located in Montgomery, AL, is a Periodontist serving patients from central Alabama including Prattville, AL, Selma, AL, and Troy, AL. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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