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Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants? - Advanced Periodontics

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Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

A number of factors affect whether dental implants are a good choice for you:

  • Overall health
  • Bone and gum health
  • Health conditions and other risk factors
  • Age

In order to get dental implants, you must be healthy enough to undergo implant surgery. In addition to good overall health, implant candidates must have adequate gum tissue and jaw bone to support dental implants. Sometimes Dr. Dehni will determine that a bone grafting procedure can be used to augment areas of insufficient bone. During this type of procedure bone powder is obtained from a tissue bank and surgically grafted into place.

Generally, underlying health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes will not rule out implant placement as long as the condition is being properly monitored and controlled. Although osteoporosis has not been found to contribute to implant failure, your surgeon and physician will need to work together to determine whether dental implants are a good treatment option for you if you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Since smoking impairs the body’s healing mechanisms, smokers experience higher implant failure rates than nonsmokers. Therefore, smoking is highly discouraged among those considering dental implants.

Although implants are usually not placed until the jaws have fully matured (around age 16 to 18), there is no upper age limit for implant placement. Implants have been successfully placed in individuals in their 80s and 90s.

Contact us today to find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.

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New Bedford

930 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Falmouth

342 Gifford Street, Unit 2A
Falmouth, MA 02540

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