Am I A Candidate?
One of the benefits of dental implants is that almost everyone is a candidate. If you are an adult who is missing teeth and is in good enough health for surgery, then you’re a candidate for dental implants.
If you are considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone which holds the root in place, will gradually start to deteriorate. Once the bone is gone, it’s not coming back. This is why it’s important to get treatment as soon as possible after you lose a tooth.
At Rokeby Dental Surgery & Implant Centre, we assess you very carefully to ensure that implant treatment is the best option, as it can make the difference between a successful or unsuccessful surgery.
Dental implants involve oral surgery and just like any other surgical procedure there are those that would not be assessed as suitable candidates for dental implant treatment. If this procedure is not the best option for you, we will recommend other options that can help you safely and effectively reach your goals.
If you have gum disease
Gum disease can infect your dental implants the same way it infects your natural teeth roots. It can also cause a high risk of implant failure.
If you suffer from gum disease, it will first need to be treated before your implant procedure can occur. It may take weeks, or even months before your gum disease is controlled enough to allow surgery, but will almost never prevent you from getting implants.
If you lack bone
Your dental implants depend on your jawbone to support them. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft procedure to ensure the success of your implants. The graft helps to improve the bony architecture of the jaw, allowing the titanium implants to be placed predictably and for the bone to support the implant properly.
Lifestyle and function concerns
There are some lifestyle factors we to take into account when considering your candidacy for dental implants. These won’t prevent you from getting dental implants, but can impact your likelihood of success.
If you are a smoker, your risk of dental implant failure increases. It is also highly recommended that you quit or cut back as smoking can adversely affect the time it takes for the dental implant to heal.
Are you a candidate?
Want to find out if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants? The only way to know whether you’re a candidate for dental implants is to schedule a consultation. Contact us today at Rokeby Dental Surgery & Implant Centre to make your initial appointment.
Options for Dental Implant Treatments
At Rokeby Dental Surgery & Implant Centre, we offer a variety of dental implant solutions from single to complete teeth replacements.
A thorough examination with our experienced team in Subiaco will help us guide you through the best treatment option for you, based on your individual needs. Dental implant procedures can be performed using local or general anaesthetic, depending on your preference and the complexity of the procedure.
Visiting the team at Rokeby Dental Surgery & Implant Centre is the first step you need to take to restore the full function of your smile.