WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM
HAVING DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implant treatment can potentially benefit anybody who is missing one or more teeth. It can be extremely useful for patients who do not wish to wear dentures or who currently struggle with loose and ill-fitting dentures. Dental implants can restore a person’s ability to eat and speak properly, and to enjoy a far greater range of foods. However, anyone considering dental implant treatment must be prepared to be patient, as it takes several months to complete this treatment process. When it comes to our All-On-4 procedure, the patient walks out same day with a new smile that they get to test drive for 4 -6 months before the final teeth are delivered.
WHO IS MOST SUITABLE FOR
DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT?
Provided you have reasonable oral and general health, you’re likely to be a good candidate for dental implant treatment. If you do smoke and still wish to have dental implants, you must be prepared to quit for at least the duration of treatment and preferably for good. Dr. Iskandar will also assess your jawbone quality as de
ntal implants need to be surrounded by several millimeters of strong and healthy bone in order to fully bond with the bone during Osseo integration. If you don’t have sufficient jawbone, it’s not necessarily a barrier to treatment, as missing bone can be restored using the very latest bone grafting techniques. Once implant treatment is completed, you must be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene that includes regular checkups and cleanings. Your dental implants may be made from an inert material, but they are surrounded by living tissue that can become infected without the proper dental care.
WHO MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE
FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
In order to place dental implants, you will need to have a small surgical procedure. This is why it’s important for Dr. Iskandar to thoroughly evaluate your oral health and your general health. You mustn’t have any active dental disease, for example, periodontal or gum disease, and you must be in reasonable general health.
People who are taking certain medications may be unsuitable for dental implant treatment, for example, bisphosphonates can affect healing. If you are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, you may be advised to consider another way to replace missing teeth.
If you are at all interested in dental implant treatment it’s well worth scheduling an initial consultation with us here at Radiance Dentistry. Dr. Iskandar does assess every person individually, and if he feels dental implant treatment isn’t quite right for you at the moment, he will discuss alternative ways to replace your teeth.