Dental implants in Paducah, KY, are suitable for most patients; however, they do require a couple of things to ensure they're successful:
- The patient is in good general health
- The patient has enough healthy bone structure to support the implant
If you're considering a dental implant to restore your smile, Dr. Bridges will perform a thorough examination and take x-rays to measure your bone level and ensure there's no additional care needed before implant placement surgery.
Have you lost jawbone density due to denture wear or periodontal disease? Candidates with severe bone loss can often have a bone grafting procedure to rebuild their jawbone so it can successfully support the dental implant. If this is the case for you, Dr. Bridges might recommend a bone graft before implant placement.
Dental implants are ideal for replacing a single tooth, or a few implants can support a denture or bridge to replace multiple teeth. Some traditional denture wearers even switch to dental implants to keep their appliances more securely in place.
If you'd like to learn more about tooth implants and if they're the right option for you, contact Smile Station at (270) 408-1234 and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bridges.