Want Dental Implants? How to Tell If You’re a Suitable Candidate

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Having a mouth full of missing teeth or simply just having one missing tooth can make you feel like less of a person and more like an animal. If you have recently lost a tooth or teeth and are considering getting dental implants, they’re one of the best considerations you will make. By providing you with a natural way to both get your appearance back and your ability to chew like normal once again, dental implants are beneficial to many people. However, not everyone is deemed as a suitable candidate for dental implants. Read on to learn more about how you can tell if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.

Strong Jawbone

If you have a weak jawbone due to either a disease like osteoporosis or from some sort of accident that you may have been in, then you will not be seen as a good fit for dental implants. Why exactly? During the dental implant surgical process, Dr. Leslie H. Sultan will surgically implant a metal rod into the jawbone in order for it to act as a an almost permanent tooth. If your jaw isn’t strong, however, it will reject the dental implant, leaving you having to start from square one.

Healthy Gums

If your gums are unhealthy, you will also have a problem getting your dental implant to take. However, unlike having a weak jawbone, unhealthy gums can easily be treated by changing your dental implants or even by things such as an antibiotic. Once your gums get back to good health, Dr. Leslie H. Sultan will be able to better assess if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.

As you can see, not everyone is considered to be a suitable candidate for dental implants. However, by getting an examination by Dr. Leslie H. Sultan, you can learn whether or not dental implants are the right solution for you. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Leslie H. Sultan, contact our office today!