Dental implants may be the right solution for you, if:
You want to gain your confidence back with a stunning smile.
Nobody should feel reluctant to smile. Natural-looking dental implants will restore your self-confidence so you can laugh and talk and eat with friends, knowing you have an attractive smile that stays firmly in place.
You want to enhance your career and personal relationships.
Feeling better about your smile will spark a positive change in your personal and professional life. You’ll be happy to share your new smile, spreading feelings of goodwill with the people you meet.
When you smile, you’re projecting a friendly and confident attitude that’s inviting to the people around you. This will enhance the way others see you, improving your relationships. It’ll be beneficial in several areas of your life, including your career.
You want the freedom to live without restrictions.
Living with missing teeth restricts your freedom by limiting the things you can do. But dental implants make it easy to chew your favorite foods without pain or discomfort.
Dental implants will also make it a lot easier to speak clearly, and they’ll never come out while your talking or eating the way dentures can. It’s time to live how you want, eating and speaking freely, without hesitation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I too old for dental implants?
There’s no age limit on dental implants. As long as the patient has good oral health and sufficient jawbone density, they may be eligible candidates. This will help ensure the success of your new dental implants. To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation at our Traverse City office by calling (231) 774-6819.
Dr. Klym will examine your oral health and determine your eligibility. If you don’t qualify for dental implants, he may suggest supplemental procedures or recommend alternative treatments to complete your smile.
Is dental implant surgery safe?
Dental implant surgery is a safe procedure with a 98 percent success rate. However, as with every procedure, there is a slight possibility of complications. They can be avoided by being a suitable candidate and following Dr. Klymn’s post-op instructions.
Choosing a highly qualified dentist such as Dr. Klym will help mitigate risks so you can expect the best possible outcome. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Klym has the skills and experience to place your dental implant with precision and care.
Can I improve my candidacy for dental implants?
If you’ve been told you’re ineligible for dental implants, there are ways to improve your candidacy. Supplemental procedures such as bone grafts or sinus lifts can help you achieve the necessary jawbone density for implants. If you have an underlying oral health issue like gum disease, seeking periodontal treatment can help improve your gum health.
How long after tooth extraction can I receive a dental implant?
Patients will typically need to wait three to six months after a tooth extraction to receive a dental implant. It’s crucial to wait until your mouth has fully healed following an extraction to ensure a successful implant procedure. Attempting to receive implants too soon after extraction may result in serious complications.
Who is not a good candidate for dental implants?
While dental implants are a great way to restore your smile’s look and function, they’re not for everyone. Patients with any of the following conditions may be deemed ineligible for a dental implant procedure:
- Poor oral health
- Insufficient jawbone density
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Diabetes and other health conditions
Fortunately, patients can undergo certain supplemental procedures to improve their candidacy. At your initial consultation, Dr. Klym will determine if a supplemental procedure may be effective, as well as discuss your other treatment options.