For decades, dental implants have been used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. They allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally, so you can smile, laugh, and eat your favorite meal without any dental issues.
Who is an ideal candidate for dental implants?
You are a good candidate for dental implants if you have:
- Healthy gums
- Adequate bone to support the implant
- Commit to keep a proper oral hygiene
- Have good general health
Who may not be an ideal candidate for dental implants?
- Heavy smokers
- People suffering from chronic disorders such as diabetes or heart disease
- Patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
If you are considering implants, talk to your dentist to see if they are right for you.
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