Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Tooth loss is usually not something most adults spend a lot of time worrying about (until it actually happens). Even with readily available access to more progressive and professional dental and oral hygiene care than ever before, studies from the Centers for Disease Control show that nearly half of all Americans suffer from some form of periodontal disease, with the percentages - and the risk of tooth loss as a result - increasing dramatically with age.
While strong oral hygiene practices and preventive care remain the best defense against gum disease and tooth loss, chances are that it will affect many of us at some point. But there is good news. When tooth loss does occur, dental implants offer the most permanent replacement option available.
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Dental implants are designed to recreate the form and function of a natural tooth - from root to crown. While dentures and crowns are great options, an implant is designed to last longer, and can support as little as a single crown to replace one missing tooth, or serve as an anchor for partial dentures when several teeth are missing. Once the implant is in place, it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in the gums, making it a secure and permanent anchor for a crown or set of dentures.
Learn More About Dental Implants in Cedar Park
If you are in good health and have sufficient bone density to support an implant, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. For more information, contact Dr. Jason W. Dyson at Parmer Oaks Dental Care by calling (512) 528-8900 to schedule an appointment today.