Dental implants are used to replace missing or severely damaged teeth. A comprehensive exam and evaluation by Santa Monica cosmetic dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate to receive dental implants, but in general good candidates are:
- Bothered by missing teeth
- Tired of dealing with dentures and bridges
- Looking for a more permanent solution to restore their smile
- In good general health
Because the implant is placed in your jaw bone, it’s important that your bone is healthy and strong enough to support an implant. If you are currently suffering from gum disease, it is important to undergo treatment so that your gums are also healthy enough to receive the implant and heal over it.
If you are not a good candidate to receive dental implants, you have other restorative options, such as dental bridges and dentures. Dr. Brightleaf will recommend the option that is best for you based on your health and circumstances.
To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, please call 310-734-2511 or contact Brightleaf Cosmetic and Holistic Dentistry today to schedule your consultation with Santa Monica cosmetic dentist Dr. Ana Brighleaf.