Finding the perfect solution for your restorative dental needs may be a challenge. Fortunately, Dr. Herman provides dental implants, a lifelong replacement option for patients living with missing or damaged teeth. While they’re the number one tooth replacement solution, there are certain qualifications needed for a patient to receive implants. At Herman Family Dentistry, we’ll perform evaluations at your consultations to determine if dental implants are ideal for your unique situation.
When you come into our Vincennes office for your implant consultation, there are three things to expect: an oral health evaluation, a one-on-one discussion, and a final decision.
This consists of Dr. Herman performing a visual examination of your smile, looking for signs of decay or disease. At this time we’ll also take scans of your jaw to get a more in-depth look at the jawbone density and tissue health. Our front office staff may also ask you to fill out a questionnaire on your medical and dental history.
After examining the evaluation notes and scans, Dr. Herman will sit down with you to discuss what your smile goals are. Whether you need one implant or an entire implant-supported denture, we want to make sure that the result is what you’re envisioning. At this time, you can also ask Dr. Herman any questions that you may have.
After the evaluation and discussion are complete, we’ll give you some time to make your decision. You won’t have to commit to a dental implant treatment right then and there, but we recommend that you decide before the state of your oral health worsens.
It’s important to note that even if you fall under one of these categories, it doesn’t mean you can’t receive implants. Instead, you may have to wait for a certain amount of time or go through supplemental work before you qualify.
The following factors may hinder your candidacy for dental implants:
If you have gum disease, we’ll need to eliminate the infection before proceeding with implant treatment. Gum disease interferes with your jawbone’s ability to heal around the titanium implant fixture, causing the procedure to fail. We’ll always treat any underlying oral issues before beginning your dental implant treatment.
Dental implants are the top solution for missing teeth. However, certain criteria indicate if you may need an implant. You’re an ideal candidate for implants if:
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Herman and determine your implant eligibility, call our Vincennes office at (812)-882-1572.
If you’re wondering if dental implant treatment is the right solution for your oral health needs, Dr. Herman and our Vincennes team are here for you. To schedule your consultation, call our Vincennes office at (812)-882-1572. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and one of our team members will get back to you shortly.
Dr. Eric Herman
608 South Quail Run Road
Monday: 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 5PM
Friday: 9AM – 4PM