Posts for: March, 2017
Welcome to the Blog of Central Valley Dentist
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Manteca and Stockton, CA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.
As always, feel free to contact our Central Valley Dentist office with any dental questions or concerns.
-- Central Valley Dentist
What you need to know about dental implants
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, or you need support for a dental appliance like a denture, dental implants are the state-of-the-art solution you’ve been waiting for. You may be wondering if dental implants are right for you and whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
The best candidates for dental implants are people who are in good health. There are certain medical conditions and lifestyle issues which can impact the healing and success of your dental implant. Be sure to let your dentist know if you:
Smoke or drink alcohol to excess
Have diabetes or cancer
Have had radiation to your jaws
Have current or a history of periodontal disease
You also need a sufficient amount of bone to provide support for the implant. Your dentist will take precise measurements and detailed x-rays including 3D scans and computer imaging to determine the amount of bone available for your implant. If you don’t have enough bone, your dentist can create additional bone with a bone grafting procedure to make a dental implant possible for you.
There are many reasons why people decide dental implants are the right choice to replace their missing teeth. Consider that dental implants are:
Successful, with a success rate over 95 percent
Stable, because they are embedded in bone
Convenient, because you don’t have to remove them
Beautiful, because they look just like your natural teeth
Permanent, because with proper care they will last a lifetime
Healthy, because you can brush and floss normally
Only you and your dentist can decide if dental implants are right for you, but when you choose dental implants, you are choosing the best method available for tooth replacement. You deserve to have the best smile your dentist can give you, and thanks to dental implants, now you can have a great smile! Make an investment in your smile and choose dental implants. Call your dentist today to find out more!