Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

THE EXPERTISE TO ANSWER
ALL YOUR IMPLANT QUESTIONS

We have been placing dental implants for decades and have helped many patients transform their smiles and lives by providing permanent replacements for their missing teeth. Dr. Thomas Mattern holds Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a distinguished title that sets him apart from many of his peers in the field of implant dentistry. By merging this expertise with some of the most advanced technologies in our field, we are able to consistently provide patients with life-changing solutions through dental implants.

 

As a team also 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 in Phoenix, AZ, 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.

THE EXPERTISE TO ANSWER
ALL YOUR IMPLANT QUESTIONS

We have been placing dental implants for decades and have helped many patients transform their smiles and lives by providing permanent replacements for their missing teeth. Dr. Thomas Mattern holds Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a distinguished title that sets him apart from many of his peers in the field of implant dentistry. By merging this expertise with some of the most advanced technologies in our field, we are able to consistently provide patients with life-changing solutions through dental implants.

 

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

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Ahwatukee

4609 E Chandler Blvd, Phx, AZ 85044

(480) 706-4600

Surprise

15033 W Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374

(623) 537-9100