Deciding to pursue dental implants is one decision, but another important one comes about during the consultation: deciding if you are you physically ready for dental implants. Dr. Herman and our team perform these evaluations and consultations to ensure that your dental implant won’t fail after being placed. If you’ve been deemed unfit for implants right now, don’t worry! All it takes are some extra steps to better prepare you for implants.
When you come in for your consultation, there are three things that will occur: an oral health evaluation, a one-on-one discussion and an ultimate decision.
The following are a list of common traits that make up an ideal candidate for dental implants.
Keep in mind that if you fall under one of these categories, this doesn’t mean you can’t have implants. Instead, you may need some time or additional preparatory work before you can be deemed ready.
There are several treatments available that can help prepare a patient’s teeth, gums, and jawbone for dental implant placement. These supplemental procedures, such as gum disease treatment and bone grafting, are often performed in order to make you a better candidate for implants. By preparing you for dental implants, they can ultimately help ensure a more successful outcome.
Unfortunately, no. This is because children’s jawbones are still in a state of growth, and placing implants in a jaw that’s not done growing can lead to misalignment over time. Until the patient’s jawbone has finished growing, they won’t be able to receive dental implants.
If you have gum disease, we’ll need to eliminate the infection before we can move forward with your implant treatment. Gum disease interferes with your jawbone’s ability to heal around the titanium implant fixture, causing the procedure to fail.
The best way to uncover if you’re ready for implants is to consult with Dr. Eric Herman. Schedule a consultation at Herman Family Dentistry and find out more about what dental implants can do and how they can help your smile. Don’t wait another year to restore your tooth loss.
Dr. Eric Herman
608 South Quail Run Road
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