Dental implants are becoming a more and more popular choice for adults who may be missing teeth. If you’re able to undergo most routine dental procedures, you’re likely able to receive dental implants.
Dental implants are a great choice for those who:
Have been diagnosed with gum disease – If you lost your teeth due to gum disease or the more advanced periodontal disease, you have a very high success rate for dental implants.
Currently wear dentures – Dental implants are a much more stable, permanent, and preferable option than removable dentures. This is because dental implants look and function exactly like natural teeth.
Suffer from bone loss – Dental implants can help prevent any further bone loss that may be caused by missing teeth. Bone loss can cause the facial structure to change, but dental implants can help to preserve and stabilize the facial structure.
All of the above cases would be good candidates for dental implants. Below are a few scenarios that may require a little more work to become a good dental implant candidate:
Use of tobacco products – Using chewing tobacco or smoking cigarettes can lower the success rate of the dental implant procedure. We strongly suggest that you quit the use of tobacco products before undergoing dental implant surgery.
Suffering from a chronic disease – Diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure don’t automatically make you ineligible for dental implants, but extra precautions may need to be taken to make sure that you can safely undergo the procedure.
Again, the above factors don’t automatically disqualify you from being able to receive dental implants. You would need to have a consultation with your dentist to discuss your unique circumstances and how they may affect your candidacy.
For information about endodontics or to make an appointment with one of our skilled endodontists, please contact Endodontic Specialists of Colorado. We specialize in root canal therapy and can provide the best of care to the citizens of Colorado Springs North, Colorado Springs South, and Pueblo, Colorado.