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The 411 on Front Dental Implants

Dental Implants | Stockton CATypically when you think of dental implants, you likely associate them with molars that reside in the back of your mouth and are unseen. And although dental implants are in fact used to for molars that have had to be removed either to injury or decay, dental implants can also be used in the front of your mouth as well. If you have recently found out that you have to have your front teeth removed due to extreme dental decay or injury, then you may want to consider getting front dental implants from Dr. Janice Scott. Read on to learn more.

What is a front tooth implant?
There are many different ways that you can help to aesthetically restore your smile once you have teeth that have fallen out. From dental bridges to simply wearing a retainer that has a false tooth attached to it, you can help restore your appearance without having to undergo surgery. However, because these solutions are merely temporary, you aren’t necessarily restoring your natural ability to chew. That’s where a front tooth implant comes into play. By being surgically implanted into your gums, your ability to chew will be restored in virtually no time at all.

Who is a good candidate?
In order to be a deemed a good candidate for dental implants, you must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Janice Scott. During your consultation a physical exam will be conducted along with x-rays. Both of these tools will help Dr. Janice Scott determine whether or not your bones are strong enough to maintain the dental implants and keep them in place. If for some reason you have experienced bone loss or if your bones simply are too weak to hold an implant, then you and Dr. Janice Scott can discuss other alternatives. If you are deemed to be a good candidate for dental implants, however, then you and Dr. Janice Scott can schedule an appointment to help get you on your way towards having a perfect smile once again.

Front dental implants are one of Dr. Janice Scott’s specialty. When you get dental implants from Janice Scott, you can be ensured that you are in good hands and that you get the best results possible. To learn more about front dental implants or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

Need Dental Implants? How to Know If You’re a Good Candidate

dental implants | stockton caWhether you have recently lost a tooth due to an accident or extreme tooth decay, you may be considering getting some dental implants from Dr. Janice Scott. As a great way to help restore your smile and ability to chew like normal once again, dental implants provide patients with a nearly permanent solution to an otherwise imperfect smile. However, in order to be deemed a good candidate for dental implants, you must meet the following criteria. Read on to learn more.

Have Healthy Gums
Healthy gums are a good indicator that the rest of your mouth is otherwise healthy. Because the dental implant procedure requires a metal rod to be surgically implanted into your gums to act as an anchor for your dental crown, your gums need to be in healthy condition. If you have unhealthy gums, they will not be able to hold the implant in place and will likely reject the implant.

Healthy Surrounding Teeth
Typically when an individual gets a dental implant, the dental implant is placed in between a two healthy teeth in order to help restore your smile and ensure that your gums don’t cave in and lose their form. However, if your implant is going to be placed around unhealthy teeth it might not last. Specifically if the teeth surrounding your dental implant need to be removed and need implants themselves, then Dr. Janice Scott will likely just suggest that you remove all of your teeth and get dental implants all at once— that way you won’t have to undergo multiple surgeries for virtually the same thing.

Healthy Dental Habits
If you are known for not brushing and flossing your teeth or if your dental habits are virtually non-existent, then you may not be a suitable candidate for dental implants. Dental implants best thrive in a healthy mouth surrounded by healthy teeth. If, however, you are constantly missing dental appointments and your teeth are starting to crack and decay, then your mouth may not be in the best shape or condition to be able to support the dental implants themselves.

If you are considering er getting , you need to make sure that you meet the proper criteria. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Janice Scott, contact our office today!

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

dental implants stockton caWe get it. No matter how pleasant we try to make your appointment, it’s still not your favorite thing to do. Nobody wakes up thinking, “OOH! I can’t wait to go to the dentist today!” (We secretly hope some of you do, but know that’s not usually the case.) Good news, though. Not all appointments are a product of a painful tooth. Some patients come to see us just so they can look and feel their best!

Smiling has been shown to improve overall self-esteem and confidence, and beautiful teeth can help you smile more! For some, a beautiful smile involves a teeth cleaning or whitening procedure, but for others it could mean dental implants.

Modern Dental Implants look and feel more natural than ever. They are certainly not the implants you remember your grandparents having. If you are missing teeth, or have had problems with cavities in the past, implants might be the ideal solution! The best part about dental implants? They don’t rely on other teeth as support structures like bridges or dentures.

The best candidates for dental implants have healthy gums and jawbone so that we can secure the implants into the surrounding tissue. A thorough dental exam, x-rays, and perhaps even a CT scan can help determine if the implant structure can be supported.

There are a few questions to ask yourself to help determine if dental implants are right for you.

  • Am I missing teeth?
  • Do my dentures fit tightly and correctly?
  • Do my dentures require a lot of adhesive to keep them in place?
  • Do I dislike the visible clasps of my dentures?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider a dental implant. These tooth replacements do not get cavities, and they are a natural way to boost your smile, confidence and self-esteem.

Take the first step to a better smile by giving us a call. We’re happy to discuss your options for dental implants, as well as other smile enhancing procedures to boost your confidence and give you the grin you’ve always dreamed of.