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Dental implants are widely considered the best tooth-replacement option because they replace the root structures of your missing teeth — not just the visible crown. Most other teeth replacement options, such as dental bridges and dentures, only address the external components of your teeth. Dental implants replace the root structures of your missing teeth, thus offering a firm, stable, and permanent base for the dental crown, bridge, or denture. Most patients can opt for dental implants — the following are some of the conditions.

You’re a candidate for dental implants if you…

Are missing one, several, or all of your teeth

You’re a candidate for dental implants if you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth. If you’re missing one tooth, the dentist may provide one implant and a crown. If you’re missing multiple teeth, you may receive implant-supported bridges or implant-supported partial dentures, depending on your condition. And if you’re missing most or all of your teeth, you may receive full-mouth implants, also known as all-on-x dental implants.

Want to replace your dentures with more permanent solutions

You should consider dental implants if you want to replace your dentures with more permanent solutions. Dentures are removable appliances attached to your gums using adhesives. They don’t look or feel natural, and they often slip or slide out of place while eating or speaking, leading to social embarrassment. You can replace your dentures with implant-supported dentures, wherein the dentist places the dentures on a few strategically placed implants.

Are in generally good physical health

You need to be generally in good physical health if you’re getting dental implants. If you have underlying diseases and conditions, your dentist may recommend seeking treatment for those problems first. The outcome and success of dental implants also depend on your overall health.

Don’t have gum disease or periodontitis

You need to have optimal oral health when seeking dental implants. If you have gum disease or periodontitis, you may have a higher risk of implant failure. Our dentist will carefully examine your oral health and recommend periodontitis treatments before dental implant surgery.

Have sufficient jawbone tissues

You need to have sufficient jawbone tissues if you’re seeking dental implants. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone starts eroding because of a lack of stimulus for growth. If you’ve had missing teeth for a long period, you may have insufficient jawbone tissues. Placing an implant with an insufficient jawbone can increase the risk of implant failure. However, our dentist may recommend a bone grafting procedure to restore your jawbone tissues, thereby improving your dental implant candidacy.

Factors that limit your suitability for dental implants:

  • Inadequate jawbone tissues in the target area
  • Being a heavy smoker and unwilling to quit smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Uncontrolled chronic diseases, such as diabetes
  • Severe teeth grinding or bruxism

Check your candidacy for dental implants in CA

OraBell Dental Implant Centers is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in advanced, cutting-edge dental implant techniques, such as full-mouth dental implants. Dr. Idan Snapir is one of the country’s leading dental implant specialists, known for his affordable, convenient, and innovative work with dental implants. He carefully examines your teeth and runs numerous diagnostic tests to ensure you’re the ideal candidate for dental implants. Please schedule an appointment to check your candidacy for implants in the San Fernando Valley.

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