Dental Implants Candidates: Determining the Right Treatment for You

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For patients who have experienced tooth loss, dental implants are the finest restorative treatment available. Dr. Bruce Gopin evaluates dental implants candidates at his El Paso, TX, practice using advanced 3D imaging software. In addition, he performs all stages of treatment, from implant surgery to the placement of your final restoration. Please contact our practice today to schedule an appointment and learn more.

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone after tooth loss or extraction. Over time, the implants fuse with the surrounding bone to function as artificial tooth roots. Once healed, implants can provide a lifetime of support for dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. 

Determining Your Candidacy

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire row. If you are in good general health and do not smoke, you may be a good candidate. When you visit our practice for a consultation, Dr. Gopin will first examine your smile and discuss your goals for treatment. Next, he will perform a thorough examination to evaluate your candidacy. If we find that you have some form of periodontal disease, you may require a preparatory treatment to restore your oral health.

One important consideration is the strength of your jaw. Since jawbone recession naturally occurs after tooth loss, many patients will find that they do not have sufficient bone volume to support dental implants. Dr. Gopin will use advanced imaging software to create a 3D map of your jawbone and assess its strength. If he finds that insufficient jaw strength is precluding you from treatment, he also offers bone grafting to help you qualify.

What is Bone Grafting?

Also known as bone augmentation, bone grafting is intended to restore lost bone density. During this procedure, Dr. Gopin will place a special grafting material in the weakened area of your jaw. As time passes, the graft will promote new growth. After receiving dental implants, the posts become fused directly with the jawbone. Not only does this ensure that your restoration will never move out of place, it also helps to return stimulation to the area and prevent future bone atrophy.

Why Choose Dr. Gopin?

At many other practices, patients are referred to an outside doctor for implant placement. Since Dr. Gopin is a periodontal surgeon, he is uniquely qualified to perform all aspects of your dental implants treatment. By carefully planning and performing each stage of your dental implants procedure under one roof, he can ensure you receive the highest standard of care while also helping to make treatment more convenient.

Schedule an Implants Consultation

We welcome all new patients from El Paso and the surrounding areas at our practice. As a widely respected periodontist, Dr. Gopin frequently receives referrals from other practitioners for dental implants, periodontal treatments, and other types of oral surgeries. Additionally, our practice offers CareCredit℠ patient financing and other solutions to make the cost of treatment more affordable. To explore your candidacy for dental implants, schedule an appointment today.

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