1. Tooth Loss
This is the most straightforward indication. If you’ve lost a tooth due to decay, trauma, or periodontal disease, an implant can be a viable replacement option.
2. Uncomfortable Dental Prostheses
If you’re already using dentures or bridges and find them uncomfortable or unstable, you might consider implants for a more secure and comfortable solution.
3. Bone Loss in the Jaw (Resorption):
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone in that area can start to recede. An implant can help stimulate the bone and prevent further resorption. However, if significant bone loss has already occurred, bone grafting might be necessary before implant placement.
4. Adjacent Teeth Are Healthy
For traditional bridges, the adjacent teeth need to be ground down to support the bridge. If these neighboring teeth are healthy, you might not want to reduce them. An implant doesn’t rely on adjacent teeth, preserving their integrity.
5. Difficulties with Eating
Missing teeth or unstable prostheses can make it hard to chew certain foods. Implants function and feel like natural teeth, restoring normal chewing ability.
6. Speech Issues
Missing teeth, especially in the front of the mouth, can affect speech. An implant can help restore natural speech.
7. Aesthetic Concerns
If the appearance of missing teeth bothers you, especially if they are in a visible location, an implant can offer a natural-looking solution.
8. Long-Term Solution
If you’re looking for a durable solution and are willing to invest in the long-term health and functionality of your mouth, implants are a great option. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
9. Bone and Gum Health:
Ideal candidates for implants should have good bone density and healthy gums. If there’s active gum disease, it needs to be treated before implant placement.
10. General Health Considerations
Systemic diseases, uncontrolled diabetes, or cancer can impact the body’s ability to heal and might contraindicate implant surgery, at least until the condition is under control.
Before getting a dental implant, it’s crucial to consult with a dentist like Dr. Kamran Kiani. He will evaluate your specific needs, the health of your mouth, and any other relevant health considerations to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. It’s also essential to discuss the cost, potential risks, and benefits of the procedure.
Dental implants by Gables iSmile are a highly successful and modern way to permanently replace one or more missing teeth. This technique has been developed and perfected to produce reliable long-lasting, permanent solutions to tooth loss. Dental implants have been used to restore natural aesthetics and confidence in function for hundreds of our patients from Florida and beyond.
Call Gables iSmile at (305) 901-1441 and Miami iSmile at (786) 705-3332 to secure your spot with our highly skilled dental team. We understand that every smile is unique and deserves customized care. By scheduling an appointment with us, you’re taking an important step towards maintaining a healthy, radiant smile.