Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The All-on-4 technique was used to attach a whole new set of teeth on both his top and bottom jaw. His pain is now gone and he is able to eat and function like he always wanted to.
For more than 40 years, dental professionals have accepted dental implants as a successful method of tooth restoration, and they are now considered the standard of care for the replacement of unhealthy or missing teeth.
Can I Get Dental Implants?
The first step to replacing your missing teeth with implants is to determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. You may be a good candidate for dental implants if you have:
- Good general health: Patients must be in good overall health before undergoing treatment for dental implants. If you have an untreated condition, such as uncontrolled diabetes, or require certain medications that can interfere with post-surgical healing, you will likely need to consider alternative treatments.
- Adequate jaw bone volume: To be successful, implants require ample support and structure in the jaw. Without healthy, strong bone, an implant will ultimately fail. If you are lacking sufficient jaw bone density to anchor an implant, the aid of a bone graft can help create a stronger foundation for successful integration.
- Healthy gums: Infected gums prevent proper healing and can also lead to tooth loss, both of which drastically reduce the success of the implant procedure. If you suffer from advanced gum disease, you may benefit from periodontal treatment to restore your gum health prior to receiving implants.
- Commitment to good oral health: Dental implants require ongoing care and maintenance. This includes a commitment to brushing regularly, flossing daily, and maintaining follow-up appointments with your dentist. With proper care, your implants can last a lifetime.
Possessing good overall health is imperative for patients who want to receive dental implants. If you smoke, have gum disease, frequently clench your teeth, or lack sufficient bone density, you are not necessarily disqualified as a candidate for implant treatment. In most cases, you will just need to correct any existing problems before beginning the implant treatment process or seek alternative treatments.
The first step to finding out whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants is to come into our office for a complimentary consultation. During your initial meeting, our doctors and treatment coordinators will listen to your concerns and goals for treatment, and together, determine if dental implants are the best option for you. Results from a quick CT scan during the consultation will aid our team in determining whether implants are right for you. Not everyone is a candidate for implants. Fortunately, there are many alternative dental solutions available to help restore your teeth.
Our highly specialized team of oral surgeons, prosthodontists, clinicians, and technicians are formally trained to deliver the most exceptional dental implant treatment results. Schedule your first visit today. Call us at 844-365-7645 or visit our online calendar to schedule your complimentary consultation.