One of the more common question we get from our patients in Cape Coral and surrounding areas is: what makes a good candidate for dental implants? If you are interested in replacing your missing or damaged teeth, this is probably a topic you have considered yourself. To answer this question, we have compiled this page of details about dental implant candidacy.
1) Missing One Or More Teeth
2) Willingness To Follow Doctor’s Instructions
3) Healthy Gum Tissues & Jawbone Density
4) Good Overall Health
5) Practices Good Oral Hygiene
Here are some characteristics that could prevent patients from getting dental implants.
If you have one of the factors on the list above, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot get dental implants. However, it could mean that you will need further evaluation and possible supplemental procedures to prepare your mouth for dental implants.
If you are contemplating getting dental implants, put yourself in the best position for success by getting healthy and scheduling an appointment for comprehensive evaluation with Cape Dental Care as soon as possible.
You may not know it, but your initial consultation is very important in the overall plan for your tooth replacement. This appointment allows your provider to make a careful and detailed plan for your oral health that ensures the best chance for your good health, implant success and overall satisfaction with your treatment.
Your initial evaluation includes an examination of your mouth and teeth and a comprehensive review of your medical and dental histories. X-rays and CAT scans may also be taken to allow for a more detailed view of the bone in your jaw, the nerves, and sinuses.
After the measurements of your mouth have been taken, you and Dr. Kraver will talk about the procedure itself, the cost, and any possible complications that could happen. At this time, we will provide you with a written estimate for the cost of your treatment. At the end, we will work with you to develop the treatment plan that is best for your unique needs, budget, and preferences.
Now that you have read all about what makes a good dental implant candidate, why not read about the placement process now? You can also check out the rest of our Dental Implants InfoSite or call us for more information. We look forward to helping you get started on your journey toward a stunning smile with dental implants from Cape Dental Care.
Dr. Phillip Kraver
3001 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM
Friday: 8AM – 1PM