Wylie Dental Care: Are Dental Implants for You?
- Posted on: Feb 28 2013
By and large, no one exactly wants to talk about their missing teeth. Apart from its negative effects to one’s self-esteem and others’ perception of one’s self, unattended missing teeth could actually lead to tooth shifting resulting to further deterioration of your gums and bones which make up your oral cavity. Dr. Charles Wylie is a Glen Dale dental implant specialist with the necessary experience, expertise and training.
Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants
While almost anyone with missing teeth could have dental implants, there are several factors to consider to make sure that your dental implant procedure will be a success. They are the following:
1. Excellent Overall Health – Dental implants are to be placed surgically and it is essential for you to have excellent oral health. Individuals who smoke, chronically drink alcohol and have diabetes are most likely to have less success from dental implants as they may heal slowly than the others.
2. Sufficient Bone Support and Healthy Gums – The bones which make up your teeth and your oral cavity need to be sufficiently developed as your dental implant will be fused with your jawbone for anchorage. Hence, your bone density and quality should be adequate to support your implant.
3. No Teeth Clenching Episodes – If you have been suffering from bruxism or teeth clenching episodes, it is best that you inform Dr. Wylie about this. Bruxism has been shown to decrease the likelihood of success rates of dental implants.
4. Full Commitment to Oral Health – You need to fully commit to practice oral hygiene such as flossing, brushing and periodic visits to the dentist if you’re looking into dental implants.
Dr. Wylie and the rest of the team cater to residents of Glen Dale and the neighboring Ohio Valley region. For your queries or comments concerning dental implants, we encourage you to call us at 304-845-2480 to schedule a personal consultation. You can also opt to fill out this contact form. We look forward to providing you with the smile you rightfully deserved!