Are Dental Implants Really the Right Choice?

Dental implants are one of the treatments dentists recommend most highly for replacing missing teeth. While they are certainly an effective and esthetic option, they are not for everyone. How do you know if dental implants are right for you? Drs. Brent Engelberg and Josh Oleari are eager to help you on your path to finding your ideal replacement option.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

There are a lot of things to recommend dental implants. This is why dentists recommend them so highly. Not only are they the most successful treatment option at a rate of 98%, but they are also beautiful and undetectable. The strong, natural support of the post makes them comfortable and sturdier than any other option on the market without affecting surrounding teeth. You can eat what you want and speak without fear of slipping dentures, and the post even prevents the bone loss so common with missing teeth. There is definitely a reason why dentists recommend dental implants whenever possible.

Why Might Dental Implants Be the Wrong Choice for You?

While Drs. Engelberg and Oleari will use dental implants if at all possible, not everyone wants or is even a candidate for dental implants. Your candidacy relies on good health, and bone structure. The posts are placed during a surgical procedure, so poor overall health may prevent you from ever considering dental implants. Bone loss can also get in the way. Dental implants are designed to fuse with the bone for a permanent fit, but if bone loss has advanced too far this will be nothing to attach the implants to. Money may also be a concern. Dental implants are the most expensive tooth replacement option and are generally not covered by insurance. It is important to think of implants as an investment in your longterm oral health, but if they are beyond your reach AH Smiles can work with you to find a treatment you can afford.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in dental implants, determining your eligibility is the first step of the process. To schedule a consultation to discuss your options and eligibility for dental implants, contact AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL on our website or over the phone at (847) 230-9703.