Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
With newer materials and procedures like bone augmentation, Dental Implants isn’t a far-off dream for anyone.
The only challenge used to be a good bone in the jaw of a patient for a suitable implant to be done. Currently, with the advancements in the field of implants, it has become easier to fit custom made implants into any kind of bone structure.
Usually, prior to an implant procedure, a thorough oral examination is carried out; the medical history is delved into, and X-rays conducted to check suitability. This also gives the patient an opportunity to clarify all doubts and apprehensions before the commencement of the process.
An Oral Surgery is required in order to place Dental Implant and like with every surgical procedure, there are medical conditions, which may not render the patient for a surgery to have a successful implant:
No Gum Diseases: A gum disease is one of the major reasons for tooth loss. It poses a threat to dental implants resulting in Implant Failure. If you suffer from a Gum Disease, treat the disease before an Implant.
Sufficient Jawbone: A dental implant is fused with the bone in the jaw. Insufficient jawbone will impair a bond with the jaw resulting in a failure known as osseointegration. The Jawbone gradually starts to deteriorate following the loss of a tooth if it is not replaced. With the recent developments in science, a patient may be advised to carry out a bone graft prior to the surgery. A successful bone graft will allow your jawbone to support the implant.
Good Overall Health: Holistic health is a major factor that a surgeon or Dentist recommends prior to a surgery. Being fit and Healthy ensures that a patient’s body can endure the surgical procedure and complications and risks associated with the implant surgery if any. Smokers should quit smoking several weeks before the surgery and in the time the implant surgery takes for healing as smoking interferes with the healing process. Patients with chronic illnesses such as Diabetes or Leukemia may have to follow a strict regime as prescribed by the medical practitioner for a surgical procedure to be successful.
If you are embarrassed by missing teeth and would like to opt for Dental Implants, please feel free to contact us or drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.