Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?


As a team we’re dedicated to patient education, we invite you to read our answers to the most common questions our patients ask about implants.

Determining Implant Candidacy

To determine your candidacy for dental implants we will evaluate the health of your gums and teeth, your overall health, and the preexisting habits and conditions you may have, such as smoking or diabetes. Factors that determine your implant candidacy include:

Bone Density

The volume and density of the jaw bone are critical in determining the long-term success of dental implants. Many times, dental implants can be placed in a way that maximizes the use of available bone. If this is not possible due to bone loss, bone grafting may be necessary beforehand to return bone levels to the proper height, width, and density.

Oral Health

Dental implants are taken care of just like natural teeth, but if proper dental hygiene habits are not established, the risk for implant failure significantly increases. Aside from the missing tooth or teeth, good oral health is necessary.

Habits or conditions

Patients who do not smoke or use tobacco or are willing to quit help ensure the long-term success of their dental implants. They must also not have any health conditions that affect the body’s natural ability to heal.

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