Dental implants have restored the smiles of millions of Americans. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of them, you are almost certainly a candidate for a dental implant from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ.
One of the few limitations on getting a dental implant is age. Children or teenagers may not have sufficiently developed facial growth, which helps to ensure the long term success of the implant.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made from titanium. It is placed in the jaw where it fuses with the bone. Once that takes place the implant can support one or more artificial teeth, even a full dental arch.
By the time people have reached their late teens their facial growth is such that they can get an implant with the high likelihood of success. The success rate of implants, in fact, is greater than ninety percent.
Other possible limitations:
- Health issues. Heavy smokers, people with conditions like diabetes, or who have had radiation therapy in the head or neck area may not be good candidates for a dental implant. We assess these on a case-by-case basis.
- Healthy bone. Loss of bone mass in the jaw often accompanies losing a tooth. This can be remedied with bone grafting, which promotes enough new bone growth for an implant.
To find out whether you’re a good candidate for a dental implant, give us a call at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ. We offer single tooth implants and implant-supported dentures, and have treated patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West. Patients love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment today!