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What makes me a good candidate for a dental implant?

You have numerous tooth replacement options in Rosenberg, and at Needville Family Dentistry, we aim to help you decide which one best meets your needs. But if you’re looking for a leading-edge and durable option that most closely resembles your natural tooth, a dental implant may be your best option. 

Unlike other teeth replacement options like a dental bridge and complete or partial dentures, a dental implant is placed into your jaw rather than sitting on top of your gums.

The implant’s base is a small titanium screw that acts as an artificial tooth root. While this anchors and stabilizes your tooth replacement, it also promotes bone health.

woman smiling after getting dental implantsThe Dental Implant Process Near Rosenberg Begins with an Assessment

Before we recommend a dental implant for you, our dentists will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and take digital x-rays. This will help us determine if you're a candidate for the procedure.

Dental implants work best for patients who have the following:

  • Healthy gums — your gums should be infection-free, which could negatively impact the implant during the healing process.
  • Sufficient bone structure – because your jawbone may shrink over time when you have missing teeth, we may need to reinforce the bone before you can get a tooth implant. For example, if your jawbone is too thin, you may get a bone graft to build up your jaw.
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