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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

You may have looked at your options if you are missing several or all of your teeth and want to choose the dental option that works best for you, as well as restores your confidence. If you are looking to replace missing teeth and you are set on your decision of implants, you will speak with your dentist about your choice and why it may be beneficial to you. However, first, your dentist will want to assess if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Today we will look at the many ways that you can be deemed a proper candidate for dental implants and get working toward a better smile!

Qualifications for Dental Implants

dental implant dentistBone Support: The tooth is anchored to the jawbone when you receive dental implants. This means that your bone density must be at its very best when you want to have successful implants. If you do not have the bone support required for the best results, you will sometimes be faced with other options like bone grafts or mini implants.

Good Health: You should be in good health for any type of surgery, and dental implants are a dental surgery that requires this. If you smoke, drink, or have diabetes, you may have lower success rates when it comes to implants. You want the best oral health possible when you make this decision.

Healthy Gums: If you don’t have healthy gums, then there is nothing in the way of support when the dental implant is fused with the jawbone. If you have a high risk of gum disease, you could experience failure with your implants – so you want the absolute healthiest gums moving forward.

The Best Commitment: You should also have great dental hygiene with a commitment to brushing and flossing your teeth every day. You should also be prepared to meet with your dentist on a periodic basis. Not only does this help preserve your natural teeth, but your new implants as well.

Never Clenching Teeth: If you struggle with teeth clenching, it could decrease the success of your implants. There may be options for you.

When Aren’t Dental Implants the Best Choice?

Some people, on the other hand, may not be the right candidates when it comes to dental implants. These people include the following:

  • Those whose jawbones have not stopped growing, such as the young
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Heavy smokers
  • Alcohol or substance abusers who are not prepared to listen to their dentist’s instructions
  • People with chronic diabetes, or diabetes that is uncontrolled
  • People who take steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system

No matter what, you should be evaluated by your dentist before you move forward with your decision. For instance, even if you struggle with a medical condition, depending on the severity of the condition, you may still be able to receive implants. The situation depends on what is best for you, according to your dentist.

If you believe that you are a good candidate for dental implants, we want to hear from you. At McBride Dental, we have experience with all implant dentistry services and can give you the best results when you are looking for a dentist with experience and talent in these services. We can answer all of your questions today. Give us a call at 760-471-1003.





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