Dental implants are the best treatment for one or more missing teeth — but before you move forward with dental implant treatment, it’s important to understand if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. To find out if dental implants are right for you, you’ll first need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph Field. Not every patient looking to treat their missing teeth is a good candidate for dental implants from the start, and it is only through this consultation that we can determine what could be preventing you from moving forward with the treatment you need. We already talked about questions to ask yourself when finding the right provider. Now, we recommend you look at the factors that determine your candidacy for dental implants. Keep reading to learn if dental implants are right for you.
There are certain standards of oral health that you must be able to meet before you will be allowed to move forward with the dental implant process. The reason for this is the fact that your oral structures must be healthy enough for the process of osseointegration to succeed. It is largely thanks to osseointegration that dental implants are able to provide the benefits they do, so it’s important that this process succeeds. Some of the traits that make up an ideal dental implant candidate include:
We receive many patients who do not completely qualify for dental implant treatment when we first meet them. However, these patients have still been given the opportunity to move forward with this treatment; they simply needed a supplemental treatment before they were able to receive their implants. Whether or not you will need a supplemental procedure will be determined during your consultation at our Los Altos, CA office.
While we try our hardest to ensure that every patient who walks through our doors has the opportunity to pursue treatment with dental implants, some of these patients are kept from implant treatment because of a condition or habit they have. Some examples of this are:
Are you curious about whether or not you qualify for treatment for your missing teeth using dental implants? If so, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Joseph Field today. Through this consultation, we will be able to take a look at your oral health, using the data gathered to determine your candidacy for treatment with dental implants.
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