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Dental Implant Candidates

senior-coupleAre you considering dental implants, but unsure of whether you are a candidate for the procedure? Perhaps you have been told by another dentist that you do not have adequate jawbone density to accommodate an implant, and that the treatment may not be right for you? The fact is: with the numerous advances in dental implant technology and treatment techniques made over the years, many people are candidates for this effective missing tooth replacement procedure.

Candidates for dental implants include those who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, have reasonably healthy gums, and are looking for alternatives to traditional dentures which can provide permanent results that feel natural. This procedure has helped patients from virtually all walks of life improve their ability to speak and chew, enhance the appearance of their smile, and restore their teeth with results that do not require any extra maintenance aside from standard brushing and flossing routines.

What if I don’t have enough bone density in the area of missing teeth?

Since dental implants are designed to fuse to the jawbone in the area of the missing teeth – ultimately mimicking a natural tooth root – it is important that you have sufficient bone density in that area. For patients who do not have enough bone density, there are options available at Lifetime Teeth Today that can resolve this and make the areas of missing teeth more hospitable to an implant.

Our practice is unique in that we are a comprehensive dental implant center that provides full implant services here under one roof, complete with a range of advanced techniques to help patients achieve their goals. If you have been advised by another practice that you have inadequate jawbone density to accept an implant, our experienced oral surgeon and implant dentist, Dr. Ronald J. Trevisani, may still be able to perform successful dental implant placement utilizing advanced techniques that are not available at every dentist’s office or implant center. If you have a severe lack of bone density that makes it impossible to place an implant, Dr. Trevisani offers bone grafting procedures that can allow the accommodation of a dental implant by rebuilding bone density in the treatment area.

Patients who may not be the best candidates for dental implants include individuals who have certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, and those who are currently being treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation. These conditions can complicate the healing process after dental implant surgery, and decrease the chances for successful results. With that in mind, a large number of patients who consider this missing teeth replacement procedure are indeed candidates. Dr. Trevisani will meet with you for an initial consultation and a full oral examination to determine whether dental implants are a good option for your needs. If dental implants are not ideal, he can talk with you about potential alternatives that can help you attain your goals.

Contact Lifetime Teeth Today

For more information on dental implants, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Lifetime Teeth Today. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on our dental implants FAQ page, and view before-and-after results in our photo gallery to see how this procedure has helped so many of our patients.