Who Is A Candidate For Dental Implants?

Candidates for Dental ImplantsAnyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, genetics, gum disease, or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. If one or a few teeth are missing, dental implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can replace those teeth without losing more bone or grinding down the adjacent teeth. If all or most of your teeth are missing, full or partial dentures can be snapped on to dental implants to significantly improve their stability and function.

Adequate bone in your jaw is required to support the implant(s) along with healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. A simple impression, gum tissue measurements, and a routine dental x-ray is all that is needed to determine adequate bone support.

Finally, age does not prevent a person from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Dr. Freiberg will review your dental and medical health history to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.

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