Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Dental implants have certain requirements that must be met in order for a patient to be qualified as a candidate. Implant eligibility is assessed during the initial consultation with your family dentist, periodontist, oral surgeon, or prosthodontist.
According to dental experts, dental implant surgery must be performed after puberty when bone growth is already complete. CT scans and X-rays will be used to gauge bone quality and density. Moreover, it will also help determine whether a patient has enough bone structure for dental implantation. Patients who are smokers will need to quit in order be eligible because there is a higher rate of implantation failure for smokers. In addition, people who have chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and periodontal disease may need further dental treatments in order to be a candidate.
It is also important that the aspiring candidate is in good health before undergoing dental implant surgery. Other than that, persons who have lost a tooth or teeth due to the following are eligible candidates for dental implants:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth injury
- Tooth infection
- Periodontitis (Gum disease)
- Root canal failure
- Wear & tear of teeth
- Congenital defects
Dental implants also are also an option for individuals who don’t want the setbacks or discomforts of wearing removable dentures and want another option besides dental bridges. Other than that, if you are in good health and you’re missing one or more teeth, then you are a good candidate for dental implants!
Dental Implant Self-Test
- Are you missing one or more teeth?
- Are you wearing a bridge that needs replacement?
- Are you tired of wearing dentures?
- Are dentures preventing you eating foods that you love?
- Are you suffering from pain because of a missing tooth?
- Are you having bite problems?
- Are you ready to quit smoking?
- Do you want a long-term solution for missing teeth?
Still, the best way to determine your eligibility as a candidate for dental implant surgery is to get a consultation with a dental implant expert. During your consultation, mention those medical conditions you are suffering from, the years you have been a smoker, and the prescribed medications you have been consuming.
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