Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
The ideal dental implant candidate is healthy and has adequate bone in their jaw to support dental implants. Good gum health is also essential. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule a booking with Dr Narelle Van Velzen at our Adelaide, SA dental surgery. She will conduct a thorough examination to determine the current state of your jawbone.
Dental implants are an option to replace one missing tooth—or they can replace a mouth full of missing teeth. Another option is to use dental implants to secure dentures into place.
Made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone to take the place of the missing tooth root. After the healing process takes place, the implants become a permanent part of the jawbone through a process called ‘osseointegration.’ When the implants are healed, a dental crown is placed to finish the prosthetic tooth.
Dental implants are widely considered the best tooth restoration available because they so closely mimic the natural tooth in terms of form and function. Unlike with dentures, there are no food restrictions with dental implants because they become a permanent part of the jawbone.