Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an advanced restorative dental procedure, one of the best alternatives for tooth replacement. 

If you have lost one or several teeth, then you can undoubtedly enjoy the benefits of dental implants, which look and function just like natural teeth. However, there are many factors at play that can influence the procedure’s success ratio.

To be sure that you are a good candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jayme A. Oliveira Filho at Alencar Family Dentistry.

What Is Required in Order to Undergo a Dental Implant Procedure?

The first step to replacing your missing teeth with dental implants is to determine whether you have all the necessary qualities to undergo this restorative procedure. 

You are likely a good candidate for dental implants if you have:

  • Good General Health

Patients must be in good general health before undergoing a dental implant procedure. 

Some patients have chronic health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension or require certain medications that can impede post-surgical healing. In such cases, Dr. O at Alencar Family Dentistry will recommend an alternative solution for replacing your missing tooth.

  • Adequate Jawbone Density

Dental implants require sufficient support and structure in the jawbone to be successful. Without a strong, healthy jawbone, an implant may ultimately fail. 

However, even if you lack adequate jaw bone density to support an implant, Dr. O can perform bone graft surgery and help lay a stronger foundation for successful dental implantation.

  • Healthy Gums

The success of the implant procedure can be drastically reduced if you have infected gums, as diseased gums can prevent proper healing and can also lead to tooth loss. 

If you suffer from progressive gum disease, Dr. O may recommend periodontal treatment to restore your gum health before receiving dental implants.

What Is the Procedure for Getting Dental Implants?

The first step in getting dental implants is to come to our office for a consultation. Dr. O at Alencar Family Dentistry will examine your oral cavity and perform some diagnostic tests to decide if dental implants are the best alternative for you. 

From there on, we will proceed with the actual procedure of placing the implants and restoring your oral functionality and appearance.

Dr. Jayme A. Oliveira Filho at Alencar Family Dentistry can help you get your smile back and restore your self-confidence. Call us today at (757) 546-0301 to schedule your dental consultation and learn more about dental implants. 


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