Losing teeth is very common in life. Studies show that an average adult has three or more missing teeth or decay that warrants a tooth to be pulled and replaced. It is quite easy to accept the missing teeth. However, living with missing teeth is very difficult. Especially for young adults. They will find it very difficult to eat their delicious, crunchy, chewy favorite food. It will even affect their speaking also. A missing tooth can also create a severe toll on a person’s self-confidence. So, what is the best solution? Simple. Replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. A common question that some of us may ask is:
Can I get dental implants after years of extraction?
Candidacy for getting a dental implant has little to do with when the tooth was extracted. However, your overall oral and general health has more to do with dental implants. Sometimes, missing a tooth for a long time may impact the quality of the jawbone. The implants won’t be effective if there isn’t enough bone mass in the jaw. This is because the implants won’t have anything to hold on to.
Don’t worry; this cannot completely disqualify you. You can have a bone grafting before your dental implant surgery. Bone grafting can help you to strengthen your jawbone and makes you the right candidate for a dental implant.
What are the advantages?
A dental implant has many advantages, such as:
- More pleasing appearance
- Improved speech
- Improved comfort
- Heightened self-esteem
- Better oral health
- Easier eating
- May recover the sense of taste
Compared to other choices, dental implants are much more durable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing.
A discussion with an expert dentist can help you to know if you are a candidate for dental implants. Schedule an initial consultation with the expert dentist of Raga Dental Clinic.