Dental implants are meant for patients with missing teeth. It doesn’t matter if you’re missing one, multiple, or all your teeth, you can get dental implants for your specific needs. The only requirement is that you should have strong jawbone density at the implant site — the implant needs sufficient jawbone structure for optimal adherence.
Jawbone recession usually occurs if significant time has elapsed after the loss of your teeth, but there’s no need to despair. Dr. Huston performs a painless bone grafting procedure to encourage bone regeneration. With this procedure, we can help your receded jawbones grow again, making you a suitable candidate for dental implants.
Generally speaking, you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants if you’re healthy enough for routine dental surgeries and tooth extraction. Patients with uncontrolled chronic disorders, such as diabetes, heavy smokers, and those who have undergone radiation therapy will be evaluated on an individual basis for their candidacy.