I have three missing front teeth. I want to get dental implants, but my dentist says there’s not enough bone there and I should get a removable partial denture. I want solid front teeth. Is there any way around this?
I’m not sure why your dentist didn’t mention the possibility of bone grafting for you. It could be he’s not skilled with dental implants so he’s steering you more toward his strengths. However, bone can be built up through a simple procedure. After that time, you should be able to get the dental implants you’re hoping for.
Some Tips When Getting Dental Implants on Front Teeth
This first tip goes with ANY dental implants. This is an advanced procedure. It’s important that you find an experienced implant dentist. One with lots of post-graduate training and the success rate to back it up. You shouldn’t settle for less than a 98% success rate.
Because you’re talking about front teeth, it will be important that you work with a good cosmetic dentist as well for the creation of the implant crowns. In your place, I’d want an expert cosmetic dentist, preferably someone who is AACD accredited. They’ll give you stunning looking crowns that blend in naturally with your teeth.
If you’re hoping for a white smile, you’ll need to make sure you whiten your teeth before the implant crowns are made. Once they’re done, the color can’t be changed. You want it to match before hand. You’ll end up getting new teeth and a smile makeover.
It sounds like your dentist can’t provide this for you. But that doesn’t mean you have to switch dentists permanently. You can go to a qualified dentist to get your dental implants done and then return to your dentist for your regular care.
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