Patients and doctors alike agree that dental implants are the leading solution to tooth loss. They can protect you against the many dire consequences of tooth loss and are aesthetically unparalleled. These are just two of their many benefits, all of which you can explore on this educational website. Thanks to continued advancements in implant science, the treatment has been made available to a very broad group of candidates. This page offers a general guideline to what makes an ideal dental implants candidate. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach us through the contract form on the left-hand side of your screen or by calling us at 832-500-3935.
What Makes a Good Dental Implants Candidate?
An ideal implants candidate should:
- Be in good general and overall health
- Generally speaking, you should be older than 18. If your teeth have not fully grown the dental implant treatment is typically discouraged, since changes to your oral anatomy can undermine the success of the implant process.
- Be a non-smoker, as smoking can influence, slow, and prevent the healing and integration process. However, smoking is not a deal-breaker. You should nevertheless inform Drs. Kline and Davis if you are a smoker.
- Have a healthy jawbone and gum-line. Insufficient bone density and volume can be a barrier to successful osseointegration. However, our Sugar Land practice offers supplemental grafting procedures to get you where you need to be to have implants fitted.
These guidelines generally apply to patients seeking either a single-tooth replacement or a multi-tooth replacement, including those eligible for Teeth by Tonight™®.
Only a professional implantologist can give you an accurate assessment of your candidacy for the treatment. The above list only serves as a loose guideline. To know if you’re a dental implant candidate, contact our Sugar Land dental office and schedule your consultation to speak to Drs. Kline and Davis.
Dental Implants for Denture Wearers
For more information on how dental implants compare to removable dentures, visit our page Dental Implants vs Dentures.
Dental implants make great replacements for ill-fitting dentures. Whereas removable dentures tend to loosen and shift around, implants are firm and unmoving, providing unchallenged security for one or more permanent replacement teeth. If you wear removable dentures and these no longer fit as well as they used to — or even fall out when you talk, as has happened to some of our Sugar Land, TX patients —, we encourage you to explore the option of implants. More and more, patients are making the switch, leaving behind the inconvenience of dentures for all the wonderful benefits of tooth implants.
Start the Voyage Towards a Gorgeous Smile
Do you suffer from tooth loss? You may be eligible for dental implants, the leading treatment for missing teeth. To learn more about whether you are a candidate for the procedure, please contact our Sugar Land office and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation: 832-500-3935.