Dental Implants in Kailua HI
The loss of a tooth can feel like a defeat. You may feel constantly aware of the gap, which can affect the way you speak, eat, and smile.
For adults with missing permanent teeth, the experts at Michael Sakuda DDS &Associates often recommend dental implants. Our Kailua, HI team provides personal consultations, expert surgeries, and beautiful smiles.
Are You a Candidate for Implants?
Dental implants can help Kailua, HI residents regain the function and attractiveness of their smiles. And, while fewer patients qualify for implants than for dentures, implants provide a practical option for many individuals.
To be a candidate for dental implants, you must meet the following criteria:
· Adequate jawbone density, because dental implants anchor in the jaw
· Good oral and overall health, because the implant recovery process requires a healthy immune system
· No periodontal disease, because you need healthy gums to support a new implant
Some chronic diseases and medications disqualify even healthy patients from this procedure. Talk to your dentist about your medical history to find out if dental implants are right for you.
In some cases, patients who have prohibitive health problems can work with their dentist and primary care provider to qualify for implants in the future.
What Should You Expect in the Process?
The dental implants our Kailua, HI team offers consist of a titanium post set into the jaw and a life like artificial tooth. Before we begin the implant process, we assess the space in your mouth through dental impressions and X-rays.
The implant placement may take one or two appointments, depending on the implant type. Most implant placement takes two appointments-one to place the post and another to affix the new tooth. Because your mouth must have some time to heal before we finish the process, it may take between up to six months for us to finish your implants.
Get started on this process today! Call our office at 808 261-1968 to schedule an appointment.