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Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? If you would like to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, ask Dr. Elliot Neuman about dental implants in Lexington, Kentucky. Dental implants are restorations that replace not only the visible portion of the tooth but the tooth root.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

A good candidate for dental implants has healthy gums and enough jawbone structure to hold the implant in place. If you have lost jawbone structure, you may still be able to have dental implants placed, but you would need to have the bone structure replaced. An individual hoping to have implants placed must be committed to proper dental hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing are a must. In addition, regular dental appointments are imperative.

Who should not receive dental implants?

Those who should not have dental implants placed include:

– Young people whose jawbones are still developing

– Heavy smokers

– Alcohol or substance abusers

– Pregnant women

– Those with systemic issues or chronic illness

– Individuals who severely grind or clench their teeth

We invite you to contact Bluegrass Periodontics at 859-252-7726 today to learn more about dental implants and to schedule a consultation with our dentist.