Dental Implant Questions
Dental implants are extremely versatile in their applications and in the variety of cases for which they can provide comprehensive solutions. Regardless of the cause of tooth loss – whether it is tooth decay, gum disease, physical trauma, a failed root canal or illness – dental implants are very likely right for you.
Who Might Not Be Considered a Candidate?
There are only a few specific cases for which dental implant surgery is not advised and these usually involve the advanced risk of complications. Rare bone disorders, bleeding disorders, heart disease, respiratory disease and advanced bone loss in the jaw may require additional precautions or procedures for our dental implant team to undertake before considering surgery.
If, however, you are in extremely poor health, or it might be too risky for surgery to be an option, our doctors will consult with your treating physician to confirm details of your general health.
Cases Involving Advanced Bone Loss
People who have gone without teeth or have worn removable dentures for many years might also have lost too much bone volume in the jaw for dental implants to be considered a viable treatment option. Having said that, the “All-On-4” protocol has been designed specifically to overcome this problem through the strategic alignment and positioning of the implants. If this is still insufficient, you can undergo bone grafting to augment your jaw, making it possible for implants to be placed. Our dental implant doctors will advise you accordingly.
Dental Implants are Right for you if…
You have lost one or more or all of your natural teeth and are in good general health and passable oral health. Obviously, if you suffer from aggressive gum disease, we will need to treat you before we can proceed with oral rehabilitation. You wouldn’t want to get new teeth only to lose them a few weeks later because of gum disease!
At the end of the day, there are very few cases for which dental implants cannot be used to provide a comprehensive and lasting teeth replacement solution. At the Prestige Dental Implant Center, we have replaced teeth in patients as young as 16 and as old as 92. If you’re in good health, dental implants can be right for you!
Dental implants are extremely versatile in their applications and in the variety of cases for which they can provide comprehensive solutions. Regardless of the cause of tooth loss – whether it is tooth decay, gum disease, physical trauma, a failed root canal or illness – dental implants are very likely right for you!