Posts for: October, 2018

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
October 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental ExamGiven how dental implants can save your smile, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Well, that’s a great question and it has a great answer! Just about anyone is a good candidate for dental implants, provided that you are healthy and want to replace your missing teeth with a natural-looking solution. Read below to learn if this procedure is right for you, and if you live in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, call Drs. Jeffrey Mason and Seth Perlmutter of Mason Dental Associates for personal guidance on the matter

Candidate Requirements

There are a few considerations which can potentially affect your healing and recovery from the dental implant procedure, and whether the implants will be successful. You must share your health history with your dentist including if you:

  • Have diabetes and whether it’s controlled with medication
  • Smoke, use tobacco products, or drink excessive amounts of alcohol
  • Have a history of periodontal disease, or have had radiation to your jaws or face

Dental implants also require a good amount of bone to support the dental implants. Once dental implants are placed, your body will create more bone, which fuses with the dental implant and locks it in place. However, if you have worn dentures for a long period of time, your bone may be insufficient for the dental implants and you may need a bone graft.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Implants provide benefits that can’t be matched by bridgework, partials, or dentures including that they are:

  • Naturally Beautiful: Dental implant crowns are made of light-reflective materials that look just like tooth enamel
  • Totally Stable: Implants are locked in bone and will never move around
  • Easy to Maintain: You brush and floss implants just like natural teeth

Intrigued? Call Today!

If you want to restore the beauty and function of your smile, it’s time to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants. For more information about implants or any other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Drs. Jeffrey Mason and Seth Perlmutter of Mason Dental Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey today!