Most people are candidates for dental implants. You only need to meet three conditions to be a candidate for dental implants. You must be:
- Missing or need the extraction of one or more teeth
- An adult whose jaw has finished growing
- Healthy enough for surgery
People who wear dentures, or have lived with missing teeth for some time, lose bone density in the ridges that would normally support the tooth roots and were formerly refused dental implant treatment.
This is no longer the case, as advanced bone grafting technology and the ability to locate available bone through 3D imaging has given the majority of people the option of receiving dental implants regardless of their current volume of bone.
People with certain health conditions such as diabetes or habits such as smoking were previously not considered candidates for implants because of the potential risk of failure of the implant or of infection. With recent developments in technology these people can now be safely treated.
There is no upper age limit for dental implants. People over the age of 95 have had great results with dental implants.
To make an appointment, call (910) 692-4450 or click here to request an appointment online.