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There are several factors which ensure you are a good candidate for implant placement, including:
Since smoking affects your ability to heal properly, you should be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking for the duration of the healing process. Good overall health is also necessary as you will need to undergo at least one surgical procedure to restore your smile.
Certain characteristics and conditions can limit your ability to receive dental implants. Individuals who are not generally good candidates for implants include:
In addition, if you have a chronic disease, such as uncontrolled diabetes or hemophilia, dental implants may not be right for you. However, it depends on the extent and severity of your condition and how it affects your overall health.
During your initial consultation at our office, we can take x-rays and scans of your jaw using our iCat 3D imaging system. We will assess the amount of bone tissue in your jaw and the location and size of your sinuses. Dr. Glenn will also perform a examination of your oral health to identify any potential risk factors, such as infection or gum disease.
In some cases, patients who are not candidates for traditional implants may still qualify for mini dental implants.
You will also have the opportunity to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Glenn. He may make recommendations for methods of improving your candidacy, such as a bone grafting procedure. In some cases, patients who are not candidates for traditional implants may still qualify for mini dental implants.
If you are interested in replacing lost teeth with dental implants, contact our office online or call (402) 421-3401 to speak to a member of our team today. Our team can assess your candidacy and determine if dental implants are right for you.