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Who is an Implant Candidate?

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Dentistry
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For the right candidate, dental implants can be a life changing procedure. But, before heading to your cosmetic dentist to alter your smile, you need to make sure that you are a good candidate for dental implants. Checkout this list to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

1. Healthy gums

A patient with healthy gums is a must when it comes to implant candidacy. Your gum and bone health is vital in allowing your cosmetic dentist to attach and support the implant appropriately. Your dental provider will check your gum health before considering an implant to make sure you are a good fit.

2. Enough bone

A certain level of bone is needed to anchor the implants to the jaw. Without the appropriate amount of bone, the implant cannot adhere to the area and stay there. The implant needs the bone for stability.

3. Good oral health

People who take oral health seriously are better candidates than those who skip their flossing routines. After receiving an implant, maintaining good oral health is very important. Regular dental visits after the procedure are vital to keeping the implant healthy.

There are some things that may disqualify you from candidacy for a dental implant. Below are some things that disqualify you from receiving dental implants:

• Pregnancy
• Heavy smoking
• Uncontrolled diabetes
• Severe teeth grinding or clenching

Your dentist will do a thorough evaluation of your oral health and your overall health to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants.

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/implants/article/who-is-an-implant-candidate

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