Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are missing a tooth, several teeth, or even all your teeth, you could be a candidate for dental implants. They have a number of benefits, not the least of which is that they are the most effective, longest lasting means of replacing missing teeth.
The Perfect Candidate for Dental Implants
If your remaining teeth are healthy and so are your gums, that is half the battle. Gum disease is the most common issue that disqualifies people from having dental implants installed, and it is often the reason for the tooth loss in the first place. If you have gum disease, though, that does not mean that you can never have dental implants; it just means that implant surgery will not be possible until the condition has been treated and is under control.
Another important factor is bone density. You need to have enough bone in your jaw to support the implants.
To be the perfect candidate for dental implants, you need to observe proper oral hygiene, and either be a nonsmoker or be willing to give up smoking for the duration of the surgery and healing period.
Is Anyone Not a Candidate for Dental Implants?
In very few cases, dental implants may not be an option. If you have been treated with bisphosphonate medications, implant surgery will not be possible. Additionally, if you have uncontrolled diabetes, you will be a poor candidate for dental implants. There may also be other rare medical conditions that could preclude dental implants. It is very important, if you are contemplating dental implant surgery, that you provide your dentist with a complete medical history along with a list of any medications that you are taking. This includes over-the-counter and herbal remedies.
Contact Our Dental Implants Dentist in Summerlin and Las Vegas Area
Dental implants are quite simply the best way to replace missing teeth, and the chances are very good that you are a candidate for dental implants. The only way to know for certain, though, is to consult with a dental implant specialist, so call us at Wagner Dentistry. We serve patients in the Summerlin and Las Vegas areas, and we would be happy to have you visit our office. You can reach us by dialing 702-877-2222, so call today.