Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are missing one more teeth, you might have done some research on the best option for tooth replacement. Chances are, you discovered that dental implants are the best tooth replacement. But are you a good candidate for dental implants?
The good news is that most people make good candidates for implants. Some of the requirements for a successful dental implant procedure include:
- Gums that are healthy
- People who are in good overall health
- Enough jawbone to permanently anchor the dental implants
- A commitment to taking good care of one’s oral health, including the implants, the surrounding teeth, and the gums
- Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, that can increase the chances for successful implants
If your jawbone has deteriorated because of your tooth loss, you still might be able to get dental implants with procedures such as bone grafting.
We invite you to contact our Del City, OK practice if you would like to find out more about dental implants, including whether or not you are a good candidate. Dr. Brent Amaya can conduct an examination and provide you with more information. If it turns out you do not make a good candidate for dental implants, we can talk to you about other tooth replacement options. Make an appointment for a consultation today!