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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants? candidate for dental implants

At Henrickson Dental in Maplewood, MN, we offer implant dentistry and enable our patients to discover if they are a good candidate for dental implants. As your trusted dentist in Maplewood, we encourage you to consider implants as they offer a tremendous list of benefits, and can enable you to look, speak, eat and live as you did before you lost a tooth or suffered any dental issues.

While dental implants, and implant dentistry in general, seem new on the scene, they have actually been developing and improving for many years. Today, you can turn to us as your implant dentist and know that the success rates for the treatments offered have remarkable success rates, with almost no problems or issues.

Of course, it all depends on if you are a strong candidate for dental implants in the first place, and not everyone can use this treatment. The most common factors that might disqualify you as a candidate for dental implants include:

  • Your teeth and gums are currently in poor condition
  • You do not practice good oral hygiene
  • You do not have the appropriate bone density to support an implant and/or are unwilling to undergo a graft to overcome this problem
  • You have health issues that impair your ability to heal (such as an autoimmune disorder or diabetes)
  • You never received treatment with bisphosphonate medications
  • You are a smoker with no intention of stopping
  • You want the process to be immediate and are unwilling to accept the somewhat lengthy treatment needed

As you might guess, it might seem challenging to qualify as a candidate for dental implants, but it is such a beneficial treatment it is important to address any issues blocking you from receiving it. After all, the loss of a single tooth can trigger bone and tissue loss in the area, this can trigger a landslide of further dental issues, and an implant could alleviate them all.

The techniques associated with this treatment have vastly improved, and even patients without adequate bone density may find themselves qualifying for an implant after a bone grafting treatment. It is vital to discuss this with us as implants are a remarkable opportunity.

Contact Us for Dental Implants

If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for dental implants, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Maplewood, MN office at 651-777-8900. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.