Are Dental Implants for Everyone?

Do you have missing teeth? Losing your natural teeth can feel like it’s the end of the world, but you can still enjoy your life after multiple tooth loss, with the help of dental implants. These titanium artificial roots are placed directly into your jawbone to replace the form and function of tooth roots, and serve as support structures to teeth restorations. The result is a fully-restored smile that looks and feels perfectly natural.

dental implants for everyone

Are dental implants suitable for everyone? Anyone with missing teeth can be considered for an implant treatment, unless an underlying medical condition (such as diabetes) or long-term tobacco use is considered as a high risk to a successful implant treatment. Patients who have thin jawbones due to bone deterioration or other causes used to be deemed unsuitable for an implant treatment; however, mini implants are now being used to restore the smiles of those with compromised or deteriorated jawbone. The smaller diameter of the mini dental implants is suitable for a thin jawbone, which may not be sufficient to support the placement of conventional implants.

If you have missing teeth, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist about having dental implants. Prior to the actual implant placement, you will be given a thorough assessment to determine your suitability for implants or otherwise. Get in touch with us now at Life Dental Implants to take advantage of a free initial consultation!