How can I tell if I'm a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients who need tooth replacement are good candidates for the dental implant procedure. The general rule is that, if you’re healthy enough to undergo restorative procedures like fixed bridges or basic tooth extractions, you are probably healthy enough to undergo the dental implant process.
There are cases where a certain general health condition would make you an unlikely candidate, but that’s the exception rather than the rule. However, there are a few criteria that you need to meet if you’re interested in traditional dental implants. First, your jaw bone should be healthy enough to support the implant. The good news is that, even if your jaw bone has lost density, you may benefit from modern procedures like bone grafting or modified dental implant procedures.
After a thorough exam by Dr. Monteagudo, we can determine the form of dental implant that will work best for you. With modern techniques and Dr. Monteagudo’s extensive experience, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to benefit from implant treatment at Wisconsin Smiles.
If you would like more information or want to schedule a convenient dental implant consultation with Dr. Monteagudo, please give our office a call. We look forward to helping you enjoy a whole and healthy smile!
- My dentist is recommending extraction and placement of a dental bridge, but I don’t like the idea of grinding down perfectly good teeth on each side. Could an implant work here?
- I had a root canal on a tooth that fractured and now it has to be removed. Can it be replaced with an implant or do I have to have a bridge or a partial?