As a cosmetic dental practice that also offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more; we can meet all of your dental needs.
Educating our patients is an important part of our philosophy. This month’s article addresses some common questions concerning dental implants.
Am I a candidate for dental implants if I have crowded teeth?
Yes, you are. However, you may need an orthodontic solution to create space for the implant first. Placing a dental implant without the proper amount of space will only exacerbate your issues. It is important to properly place the implant in an area that we prepare to support the implant.
Is there a cutoff age for dental implants?
No, but there are a few requirements for dental implants that need to be met. Patients need to have sufficient bone density to support a dental implant. In some cases, a mini-dental implant may be more appropriate. With a mini-dental implant, the metal post is shorter, requiring less bone structure to secure the implant.
Do I qualify if I have crooked teeth?
Certainly. In many cases, our patients will begin an orthodontic treatment and receive a dental implant when it is nearly complete. That way, space can be created for the implant if necessary. When the procedures are combined, your smile will be greatly improved. In rare cases, if teeth don’t respond to orthodontic treatment, a professional may recommend removing a tooth and replacing it with an implant.
Can I get implants if I have an over/under-bite?
Yes. The position of your bite does not necessarily impact whether or not you qualify for dental implants. However, we will typically recommend that you consider solutions to address this issue. By first aligning your jaw, you can correct both the appearance and functionality of your smile.
Call us at (215) 622-9723 to learn more.
Jamison Innovative Dentistry is located at 2370 York Road in Jamison.
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