Who are Good Candidates for Dental Implants?


Posted on 1/9/2023 by Dr. Saklofsky
Who are Good Candidates for Dental Implants?Oral-related injuries and diseases negatively impact numerous people's health, happiness, and sense of self. Dental implants, fortunately, are an excellent option for replacing one or more teeth that have been lost or injured, as they look and function just like natural teeth.

Replacement teeth implanted in your jaw can help you regain your health and self-esteem by allowing you to eat again, smile, and speak easily. As an alternative to dentures, dental implants can be permanently anchored into the jawbone to provide a foundation for false teeth that will not slip or slip out of place. Those who meet the following requirements are typically ideal candidates for dental implants:

Oral Health


Candidates must be in good general health and have no severe medical conditions that could affect their ability to have surgery, including infections or other dental disorders. Brushing, flossing, and frequent exams are necessary after dental implant surgery.

Gums Health


The placement of implants and the effectiveness of surgery rely heavily on the gums being in good health. People who suffer from periodontal disease, gingivitis, or cancer are not ideal candidates for dental implant surgery.

Bone Density


Anchoring the implants firmly into the jaw requires a certain amount of bone density to ensure their continued health and stability. Candidates may still be found among patients who have experienced bone loss. However, bone reconstruction before implant surgery may be required in some cases.

Bruxism


Patients who clench or grind their teeth habitually may be unsuitable for implants due to the risk of implant failure caused by the excessive force exerted by these habits.

Reach Us Today


Our skilled dentists can help you determine if you are a candidate for dental implants if you are missing or have damaged teeth and would like to improve your appearance, oral health, and overall well-being. Please schedule an appointment right now by calling or writing to us online.
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