If you've been researching tooth replacement options in the Bryn Mawr area, you've almost certainly read a lot about dental implants. They are increasingly popular with patients in need of a high-quality replacement, and for good reason – implants are strong, durable and inconspicuous.
But are you a candidate for dental implants? This is the key question we have to answer before moving forward with the procedure. Because while dental implants are extraordinary, they are not right for everyone.
Here are the crucial traits of the ideal candidate for dental implants:
- It's important that you have enough jawbone density to support an implant. During the procedure, the implant will be placed in your jawbone – this provides a firm, strong support for your artificial tooth. But in order to do this, you must have sufficient bone density.
- You must not suffer from any of these conditions: diabetes, severe cardiovascular illnesses, blood or bone dycarsia or cancer.
- You cannot undergo dental implant surgery if you have gum disease – if you do, it must be addressed first.
- Candidates for dental implants should also be non-smokers.
The good news is that in our experience, most people are good candidates for dental implants. It's important that you honestly answer all of the questions we ask you and that you share all details of your medical history before we move forward with the procedure.
If you live in or around Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and you have questions about dental implants, please call The Office of Doctor Bellisario today at 610-642-7024 for a consultation.