Dental Implant Process
Tooth loss is an embarrassing problem because it takes away from your physical appearance, but it’s also a serious health problem because missing teeth can lead to a number of other health risks including digestive system issues. If you cannot properly bite and chew food, you will likely have problems with digesting your food.
Also, gum disease has been linked to heart disease, cancer, and stroke, so an unhealthy set of teeth and gums can lead to serious, even life-threatening medical issues. For these reasons, it’s imperative to tackle the problem of tooth loss early on so medical conditions do not exacerbate over time.
Your Wilmington, NC, dental implant dentist will perform a thorough evaluation of your mouth, teeth, gums, and jawbone using the most advanced dental technology available today. Once it’s determined that you’re a great candidate for dental implants, the process may begin.
Your mouth must be prepared to receive the dental implants. Traditional dental implants are titanium posts that resemble screws, and the number of posts you’ll need to be placed into your jawbone depends on the severity of your tooth loss.