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15Mar2011

Considering Dental Implants? Let Dr. Pitts Help.

USUALLY WHEN WE MEET WITH PATIENTS for a procedure, questions about implant dentistry arise. Dental implants can be a great solution for people who are looking for long-term solutions to their tooth loss challenges.

Typically, if you are healthy and have enough bone mass to support implants, they can be a beautiful and durable option for you. Here at our practice, we provide the finest dental implant services available.

Here are a few factors that you should visit with us about (or with your general dentist) as you consider dental implants:

Your Bone Mass

Adequate bone mass is required to place implants. Sometimes if teeth have been missing for a long time, this necessary bone mass may have been lost. For some cases, additional bone can be grown through a procedure called “bone grafting.”

Your Oral Health

Your general health must allow for dental treatments on a routine basis.

Periodontal Disease

In most cases, if you have lost teeth from periodontal disease, you ARE a good candidate for dental implants.

Your Age

Dental implants are usually postponed until children’s jawbones are fully developed. However, there are cases where implants are used as part of an orthodontic treatment plan for our younger patients.

Your Dentures

Do you already have dentures? Implants can stabilize and secure dentures—thereby creating much greater functionality and comfort.

Your Dental Hygiene Habits

Although poor dental hygiene would not keep you from getting dental implants, you will have a much higher success rate if you are committed to regular exams and thoughtful brushing and flossing. It makes a big difference.

Are You A Smoker?

Smoking can lower implant success rates, but it definitely doesn’t preclude you from being a dental implant candidate.

Wondering What The Next Step Might Be?

Whether or not your family dentist has recommended us or you are perhaps one of our former patients, your final decision can be started by visiting with Dr. Pitts. If you haven’t already met him, you’ll soon learn that his personable manner makes him easy to talk to and to consult with.

Give us a call today at 801-763-9000 to set up a short consultation, or use our contact form to request an appointment. Also, don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page by clicking on the logo below:

We publish a lot of valuable information on Facebook that may help you in your decision-making process.

Thanks for the trust you show in our practice. And if you’re a new patient, we look forward to being one of your oral health partners for life. We appreciate you.

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