Dental implants are used to replace one or more teeth. Because they replace the tooth root in addition to the tooth itself, implants are considered the best and most long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
Implants can improve the function of your bite in addition to the look of your smile. Learn more by calling The Office of Dr. Bellisario at 610-642-7024 today.
The Ideal Dental Implant Candidate
If you are missing a tooth (or teeth) and are interested in dental implants, you should meet the following basic criteria:
- Have enough bone density to support the dental implant
- Free of gum disease
- In strong metabolic health
- Not taking medication(s) that could interfere with bone growth
If you smoke, have gum disease, or lack bone density at the site of your missing tooth, this does not necessarily mean that you are disqualified as a candidate for dental implants. However, it does mean that you will need to correct these problems before proceeding with the implant procedure.
For example, we can refer you to a specialist for bone grafting to supplement the amount of jawbone you need for an implant. If you smoke, you must quit. And if you have gum disease, you will need to treat it before it is safe to move forward.
Medical Conditions That Can Interfere With Dental Implants
Other conditions that can interfere with dental implants include:
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation therapy)
- Severe cardiovascular issues
- Blood or bone dycarsia
The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Bellisario. Once he has examined your teeth and dental health, he can make a recommendation and start you on your way to a fully restored, fully-functional, and beautiful smile.
If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario using the form on this page or call 610-642-7024 today to schedule your personal consultation. We welcome patients from Ardmore, Havertown, Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and the rest of the Main Line area of Pennsylvania.