Without examining the patient, it’s impossible to say whether any one individual is a good candidate for dental implants. Traditionally, the best candidates for long-term dental implant success have enough bone at the implant site to support osseointegration. So, if patients put off getting dental implants for a lengthy time after the initial tooth loss or if they have inadequate bone for some other reason, it can create an obstacle to dental implant placement. Even in those cases, though, with the advancement of dental implant technology along with other supplemental procedures like bone grafts most patients can achieve the desired implant treatment they are looking for.
Is Age A Factor On Whether Or Not I Can Get Dental Implants?
While age can play a role in the amount of bone loss a particular patient may be experiencing; age itself is not a factor in whether or not you are a candidate for a dental implant procedure. With the advancements in implant dentistry; a typical dental implant procedure can provide a lifetime solution to missing or failing teeth.
Is Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) A Factor On Whether Or Not I Can Get Dental Implants?
With periodontal disease being the leading cause for tooth loss; most patients we see have had some degree of periodontal disease in their lifetime. For patients with sever cases of periodontal disease we will first treat the underlying bacteria that is causing the tooth loss and then progress to the next phase of implant placement. In these cases the implantation process is possible but it does extend the treatment process out to a couple of weeks to a couple of months.
I Have Worn Dentures For Years, Are Dental Implants An Option For Me?
Patients who have worn dentures for a long period of time may have to address some bone density issues prior to a dental implant procedure; in most cases, however, this is not a disqualifier for receiving dental implant treatments. For patients who wear permanent and or partial dentures, dental implants are not only the right solution for you they are life changing. With dental implants, denture wearers will no longer need to worry about what they can or can’t eat and their confidence will be restored beyond their wildest imagination.
If you have questions regarding implant dentistry or have additional questions as to whether or not you’re a candidate for dental implants; call our friendly and knowledgeable staff to schedule your free personalized consultation today at 866-360-1585.