Now Is the Time for a Dental Implant Consultation

Now Is the Time for a Dental Implant Consultation

September 7, 2018

The end of summer is right around the corner, with this year’s Labor Day coming early in the month. If you’re missing teeth and you’ve been meaning to ask a dentist about dental implants, schedule your consultation now to get in before the fall rush starts. Dr. Kevin Hogan of Smiles by Hogan in Mt. Pleasant, SC is scheduling consultations now, but the fall procedure calendar will fill up fast, so getting in before Labor Day will help you make sure you’re on track to restore your smile without delay.

Benefits of Dental Implants

If you’ve been comparing implants, dentures, and bridge work, it’s pretty clear that dental implants have some solid advantages over the other options. Not everyone can use implants, but those who can report satisfaction with their strength and natural appearance, and they are the only option that are designed to be permanent. On top of that, dental implants are easy to fix if they are damaged by trauma to a replacement tooth. Typically, individual damaged replacement teeth can be removed and replaced. The titanium anchors are designed to work with replacements, so even if the unexpected happens, it’s easy to get things fixed up.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Most people who are missing teeth are candidates for dental implants, because they work for a single tooth, a span, or an entire arch. There are some situations that might disqualify you, but the only way to know for sure is to talk your case over with a professional like Dr. Hogan. Disqualifying conditions include:

  • Excessive bone loss from gum disease or other cause
  • Health conditions that make surgery prohibitively risky
  • Certain degenerative diseases that will affect the strength of the anchor over time

In many cases, simple jawbone loss can be treated with a secondary surgery, but that option depends greatly on the health of the patient. If you want to find out whether you’re a candidate or not, contact our office in Mt. Pleasant, SC today to make an appointment.

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