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Am I a candidate for dental implants?

The best professional to determine if a patient is a good fit for dental implants is the team at Broadway Family Dentistry. Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen encourage patients to schedule an appointment and find out if dental implants are the best option for their unique needs and to restore function, health, and beauty to the smile! 

Dental implants as a surgical solution 

Dental implants require oral surgery to place. These small screw-like posts are implanted into the bone of the jaw, using the jaw as a foundation to hold the restoration. This is what gives dental implants their strength and durability. 

Jawbone requirements 

To ensure that the dental implant procedure is successful, patients will need to have enough jawbone to support the implant when it is placed. This ensures that the process of osseointegration happens, during which the bone grows and wraps around the implant to ensure it is solid within the jaw for proper support. If patients do not have enough jawbone, grafting might be considered. 

Dental health 

It is also important that patients considering dental implants are in good overall health, especially when it comes to their smile. Conditions such as decay and periodontal disease can inhibit the successful placement of dental implants. This is determined with x-rays and a thorough evaluation from our dental team. 

Commitment to care 

A good candidate for dental implants will also be committed to ensuring they take good care of their smile. This includes brushing and flossing as directed, and seeing the dentist regularly to monitor their oral health. Without proper care, bone loss can occur and the implant can fail. 

Schedule a visit with Broadway Family Dentistry 

Our team of professionals, including Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen, are committed to ensuring patients have options available to them for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants continue to be the gold standard in tooth replacement. If you would like to discover more about dental implants and how they are used to restore the smile after tooth loss, call our team today at (701) 839-1299. Our facility is open to new and existing patients and families at 1839 South Broadway Street.