Dental implants are a great option for those patients who have a missing tooth or teeth, but are you a good candidate for the procedure? If you have healthy gums, enough jawbone to place the implant, and will make the commitment to brush twice daily, floss, and see your dentist regularly, you are more than likely a great candidate for the procedure.
Some patients may not be good candidates for implants. Those include women who are pregnant, those who smoke since smoking interferes with the healing process, and those with chronic diseases such as uncontrolled diabetes or immune disorders.
Your prosthodontist will assess your situation and determine if you are a good candidate for implants. To determine if you are a good candidate, your prosthodontist will examine your mouth and review your medical history. He/she may also take X-rays of your mouth so they can determine the amount of healthy, natural jawbone you have and if it will support an implant(s). Your options will be discussed with you and a treatment plan developed for you. The treatment plan will include a timeline and cost.
If you are interested in learning more about implants, please reach out to DaVinci Dentistry at 817.251.9333 to schedule a consultation where we will assess your situation and determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant(s). We gladly welcome patients at DaVinci Dentistry from Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas.