By Implant Dentistry of Fort Myers
November 09, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Are you the perfect candidate for dental implants? Let’s find out!

Curious about dental implants? Want to know if this is the solution to your tooth loss? Then find out if it’s time you saw your Fort Myers Dental Implants dentist Dr. Jay Shartzer about this treatment.

Dental Implant Candidacy

Someone who is a good candidate for dental implants will have all of these qualifiers:

  • Good oral health that is free of disease or decay
  • Enough healthy bone to hold the implant (while bone grafting can be performed on those with bone loss it’s much easier if you already have a healthy jawbone to work with)
  • You follow a stellar oral care regime and are dedicated to caring for your implants and keeping them clean. This also means seeing your Fort Myers dentist for routine visits.

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for implants. Those with these issues may need to talk to their Fort Myers, FL dentist about another treatment option:

  • Children and teens whose jaws are still developing
  • Pregnant women
  • Those with compromised immune systems and those undergoing chemotherapy
  • Heavy smokers
  • Those with uncontrolled chronic diseases like diabetes

However, while not everyone dealing with these issues is right for treatment this doesn’t mean that this is always the case. When you come in for an evaluation we’ll be able to determine if implants can work for you.

It’s also important to keep in mind that this procedure does take time and that it won’t happen in just one visit. Especially if you’ve been doing your research then you may be considering other options like dentures or bridges, which don’t take as long to complete and can be less expensive. When it comes to getting dental implants it can take up to a year to complete. This is because implants need several months to meld with the jawbone to become one. Many patients do find that dental implants are well worth the wait since they are the next best thing to real teeth.

To truly find out if dental implants are right for you talk to a dental expert today. Turn to Implant Dentistry of Fort Myers and let us give you a brand new smile.