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Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Posted on May 26th, 2020 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

If you are missing teeth and considering various options to restore your smile – and your confidence – you might be thinking about replacing them with implants. Before making your decision, it’s important to determine if dental implants are the right option for you. There are several factors to consider when determining if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Are You in Generally Good Health?

Patients who desire dental implants must be in good overall health before undergoing this treatment. If you suffer from a condition that requires specific medications that could interfere with post-surgical healing, or have an chronic health condition, such as uncontrolled diabetes, you will likely need to consider an alternative treatment option.

Do You Have Adequate Jawbone Volume?

Implants require ample jawbone structure for support to be successful. Patients who lack healthy, strong bone material will ultimately experience implant failure. If you have diminished bone volume, and are interested in implants, a bone graft may be used to help create a stronger foundation for successful integration.

Are Your Gums Healthy?

If you suffer from moderate to advanced gum disease, you should seek periodontal treatment to help restore your gum health and prevent tooth loss. Proper healing and implant success are virtually impossible if your gums are infected.

Are You Prepared to Commit to Good Oral Health Habits?

Dental implants require a commitment to brushing and flossing every day, as well as ongoing care and maintenance – including regular dental appointments. Your implants may last upwards of 25 years with proper care, but if you lack the necessary commitment, your implants may fail prematurely.

Visit Our Highly Qualified Cosmetic Dentists in Chicago, Illinois

For patients to receive dental implants, possessing good overall health is essential. If you have gum disease, smoke, lack sufficient bone density, or frequently clench your teeth, you may not be disqualified as a candidate for implant treatment; but in most cases, you will need to correct the existing problem prior to beginning the process. Or you may simply select an alternative treatment.

To determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, visit our experienced team of cosmetic dentists in Chicago, Illinois for a consultation. Our doctors and implant specialists will listen to your concerns as well as your treatment goals. Together they will help you select the best restorative treatment option to suit your specific needs. Our offices are currently open to treat all patients, including anyone considering dental implants. Book your appointment today!

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