Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you might have done some research on the best option for tooth replacement. Chances are, your research led you to dental implants. But are you a good candidate for dental implants?
The good news is that most people are. Some of the requirements for a successful dental implant procedure include:
- Gums that are healthy
- People who are in good overall health
- Enough jawbone to permanently anchor the dental implants
- A commitment to taking good care of one’s oral health, including the implants, the surrounding teeth, and the gums
- Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking that can increase the chances for successful implants
If your jawbone has deteriorated because of your tooth loss, you still might be able to get dental implants with procedures such as bone grafting.
If you live in the Chatham or Morristown, NJ area, we invite you to contact our dental practice if you would like to find out more about dental implants, including whether or not they might be right for you. Dr. Matthew Vaccaro can conduct an examination and provide you with more information. We can also talk to you about other tooth replacement options that are available. Make an appointment for a consultation today!