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Are You Thinking About Dental Implants? Think About These Questions First

June 15, 2017

Are You Thinking About Dental Implants? Think About These Questions First

Dental implants have become more and more popular over the last decade, and for good reason. They are a great way to replace missing teeth and they can help people with a variety of oral health or accident-related dental issues. Those who are considering dental implants should reach out to California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161. When you come in for an exam, we’ll discuss all your options. You can also keep reading to get an idea of some of the factors you’ll have to consider.

Have you had cosmetic dentistry in the past?

It’s common for patients to believe that if they’ve had bridges or dentures, that they can’t now get a dental implant. This actually isn’t true. For many people, implants are the best way to support bridges and dentures to keep them in place in your mouth.

Have you experienced bone loss in your mouth?

It used to be true that those with significant bone loss couldn’t get dental implants. This is not longer necessarily the case. It’s still true that the more of your jawbone you still have in place, the better your implants will hold. However, if you have minor bone loss then this isn’t going to keep you from being a good candidate.

If you do visit California Dental Group and it turns out you don’t have sufficient bone to support your implants, then there may be other options. For example, some patients choose to have bone grafting before they get their implants. One thing you can be sure of is that we will discuss all your options with you.

Are you a current or former smoker?

You probably already know that smoking isn’t the best choice for your overall health, and certainly for your oral health. In some cases, implants aren’t recommended for smokers. It all depends on how long you’ve been smoking and how much you smoke. To find out if you’re eligible, contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 right away.

Are you ready for a longer treatment process?

There are faster treatment processes then getting dental implants. The specifics will vary based on your needs, but in most cases you can count on several surgeries to take place over several months before you can get your implant. In the long-run, most patients who get them say that their implants were worth the investment in time and money. However, patients looking for a faster solution may want to consider a dental bridge or dentures.

Make an appointment today to find out what your options are

Do you want to know what your options are? Then your next phone call should be to California Dental Group. We are ready to make an appointment for you. We’ll begin by assessing your oral health and talking to you about what your expectations are. We can then go over all your options and make sure you understand the benefits and concerns before moving forward.

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