Dental professionals have been restoring smiles with dental implants for nearly 4 decades now. In fact, this surgery has become so commonplace that you probably know several people who’ve had implants — and are very happy with the results!
If you’re looking to replace teeth lost to injury, gum disease or tooth decay, dental implants are a great option to consider. Dr. Farole will be happy to review your unique situation to determine if dental implant surgery is right for you.
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE?
In general, anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a routine tooth extraction can be considered for dental implants. Here are some of the factors Dr. Farole will take into account in evaluating your fitness for implant surgery.
- The health of your gums.
- The amount of healthy bone available to hold the metal post that will be implanted during surgery.
- Your commitment to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
- Whether you face serious oral health issues due to smoking.
- Any other serious health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.
Many pre-surgical issues can be solved with the right treatment approach. For example, patients who lack sufficient bone to hold dental implants may be able to undergo a bone graft to remedy the situation.
CREATING AN INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT PLAN
The first step in the dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan that reflects your situation and needs. Dr. Farole and his team will provide coordinated care based on the implant options that will work best for you.
The surgical process will consist of several steps. First, you may need to undergo extraction of the tooth to be replaced. Then a tooth root implant – a small post made of titanium – will be installed in the bone socket of the missing tooth. In some cases, the replacement tooth can be placed at the same time the post is installed. Dr. Farole will outline the best course of treatment for you, including the number of visits needed from start to finish.
CONSIDERING DENTAL IMPLANTS? SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION NOW
If you are thinking of replacing one or more teeth with dental implants, now is a good time to consult with Dr. Farole. He has worked with thousands of patients in Bala Cynwyd and the Greater Philadelphia area and is happy to meet with you. Dr. Farole will determine if you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery and help you choose the timing that’s best for you. To schedule a personalized evaluation, give our office a call today.