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Are Dental Implants Right for You?

You’ve probably seen the commercials on TV about dental implants. People applaud them and claim that they are great.  For many people, dental implants are the perfect option.  Yet for others, they might not be the best choice.  How do you know if you should get dental implants?  At Absolute Smile, we’ve got a few ways to help you determine whether you should consider dental implants, or whether you should opt for something else.

If you are missing a single tooth and you want to replace it then you should probably consider a bridge or a denture before you choose an implant.  Receiving a tooth-supported fixed bridge involves grinding away some of the surface area on the healthy teeth that surround around the missing tooth cavity.  This works as a support to the bridge. Another option is a removable partial denture.  For those who might be missing several teeth, partial or complete non-implant dentures are good voices.

Dental implants do have many advantages that you won’t find with the options mentioned above.  Dental implants have health benefits as well as cost benefits compared to the non-implant alternatives. For one, implants require that you already have healthy gums for the procedure.  This is because implants stimulate the bone in your jaw.  Having dental implants requires that you commit to healthy dental habits.

If you are missing one or more teeth, then you might want to consider dental implants. You should also consider dental implants if you have gum disease or tooth decay.  Everyone deserves to feel confident about his or her smile.  If you have questions about how you can schedule appointment for dental implants, then call Absolute Smile and we can help you get started.  Dental implants are a great option for many people and at Absolute Smile, we can help you determine if you are a good candidate.

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