Most people see the dentist for preventative treatments, such as cleanings and x-rays. However, even with good preventative care, sometimes restorative procedures are necessary. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be wondering about implant dentistry. Dr. Ramon Durán offers various implant procedures and can determine which one is right for you and your unique situation.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to patients who have one or more missing teeth. Implants are small titanium screws used to support crowns and bridges. Dr. Durán surgically places the implants into the jawbone where they fuse to the bone tissue and function like natural tooth roots. Implants offer several benefits, including:
- Permanent, low-maintenance tooth replacement
- Reduced risk of gum disease and further tooth loss
- Improved growth and health of jawbone tissue
- Minimal pain and short recovery time for most patients
What Are Implant-Supported Bridges?
While traditional dental bridges work well for many patients, those who are not good candidates for them may prefer implant-supported bridges instead. The implants provide a stable, permanent base for porcelain, gold, silver, and porcelain-metal cosmetic bridges. Dr. Durán can evaluate your oral health needs to develop a customized plan for the location of your implants and the material of your bridges.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Implant Dentistry?
Dental implants can be an effective treatment for many patients, but the procedure is not right for everyone. Patients who are good candidates for implants generally meet the following criteria:
- Missing one or a few teeth
- Have adequate jawbone tissue to support implants
- Have healthy gums or complete gum disease treatment prior to implants
- Meet oral health and mouth structure requirements
Call for a Consultation
If you want to know more about dental implants and find out if they are the right solution to your missing teeth, give our office in San Juan, PR a call today. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Durán where he will evaluate your oral health and work with you to determine the best course of treatment to restore a beautiful and functional smile.