Do I qualify for dental implants?
Dental implants are a great choice for replacing a missing tooth!
Finding out whether you qualify for dental implants requires an exam with Dr. Dhoon. He needs to evaluate your oral health and your bone density to determine if you are dental implant ready.
Listed below are a few things to consider:
- Periodontal health – Your gums must not have any active infection before dental implant surgery. If you have gum disease, it can travel quickly to the implant and cause an infection, which may cause dental implant failure.
If you suffer from gum disease, we will create a treatment plan to improve your oral health so that you can enjoy dental implant success.
- Bone density – If you experience tooth loss due to periodontal disease, you may also have bone loss, making dental implant surgery difficult. Dr. Taher Dhoon offers bone grafting to restore your bone, making dental implant treatment possible. This process uses donor bone to replace your bone. The two fuse together and create a stable foundation that supports the dental implant post.
- Your commitment – Fortunately, dental implants are easy to take care of. You treat them very much like a natural tooth. That means that your commitment to home care, regular dental exams, and professional cleanings are essential to the long-term success of your dentistry. We also recommend a Waterpik for all of our implant patients.