Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

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Dental implants have been an absolute game-changer for the millions of people in the U.S. suffering from tooth loss. Dental implants are the only dental restoration that mimics the function of a natural tooth, with the implant serving as the root. Candidates for dental implants are patients in good overall health, those who are free of active gum disease or infection, and those with sufficient jawbone to support the implants. Patients who are not immediately approved as candidates can often become good candidates after treating underlying conditions. 

Which Type of Dental Implant is Right for Me?

Dental implants are available to replace a single missing tooth. Dental implant-supported bridges can replace multiple, consecutive missing teeth. Dental implant-supported dentures can stabilize and secure removable dentures. The All-on-Four dental implant solution allows you to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch using as few as four to six dental implants.  

During your consultation and examination to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, your expert implant provider will make recommendations based on your needs and overall oral health.  For a variety of reasons, one type of implant may be better suited to address your needs or goals than another.  Your dentist will provide you with all options, and their recommendations for restoring your smile with dental implants. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the premium dental restoration to replace missing teeth. Dental implants offer numerous benefits.


Dental implants are the longest-lasting dental restoration. With excellent oral hygiene habits and regular dental appointments, you can expect a dental implant to last at least 20 years. Many patients will never need to replace their dental implants.

Jaw Preservation

Dental implants are in a class of their own when it comes to preserving the jawbone, promoting new bone growth, and maintaining your facial structure. When the posts (screws) are placed in the jawbone, the bone and tissues grow up the implant just like they do with a natural tooth root. This fuses the implant to the bone, halting the deterioration of the jawbone.  

Stain and Cavity Resistant

The dental crowns that are affixed to the implanted screws are largely stain-resistant and entirely cavity resistant. The only care required is regular brushing flossing, and professional dental cleanings.

Restored Bite Force and Chewing Capability

Patients with missing teeth know that the ability to bite, chew, or speak normally can become difficult. Dental implants are incredibly strong, returning your bite force, and allowing you to chew and speak normally.

Improved Oral Health

Replacing empty sockets with dental implants helps improve oral health in several ways. Dental implants help to stabilize adjacent teeth, reducing the risk of additional tooth loss. They help maintain jawbone density, and they fill pockets which can become traps for bacteria that lead to gum disease. 

Improved Self-Confidence

Studies have shown that missing teeth can have a detrimental impact on patients’ self-confidence and self-esteem. By restoring missing teeth, patients often benefit from a boost in their self-confidence and, therefore, an improved quality of life. 

Dental Implants in Aurora, Ohio

If you’re ready to replace one, several, or all teeth on the upper or lower arch, schedule a consultation for dental implants at Aurora Dental.  Dr. Russell J. Caputo is a highly trained dental implant specialist, who graduated from the Georgia Health Science Center Maxicourse of Dental Implant Education. Dr. Caputo used advanced Guided Implant Placement technology to precisely place each dental implant. To schedule a dental implant consultation at Aurora Dental, call 330-562-3400 or send us a message

Do dental implants look natural?

Yes. The visible part of the tooth (crown) will be precisely designed and created to match your other teeth in shape, size, and color.

Will insurance pay for dental implants?

Unfortunately, some dental insurances do not cover dental implants. At Aurora Dental, we offer discounts to uninsured patients. We also accept payment from CareCredit which allows you to pay for your dental treatments over time.