Dental implants and implant dentistry offer some amazing treatment options, and not many understand just how valuable they are for long term health, wellness and improved quality of life. At Rivercrest Family Dental in New Braunfels, TX we encourage all patients missing one or more teeth to find out if they are a good candidate for dental implants.
A Candidate for Dental Implants Needs Restorative Dentistry
One thing to know about any candidate for dental implants is that they require restorative dentistry of some kind or another. This means that decay or injury has caused their mouth to function less fully than it once did. For instance, losing one or more tooth alters your bite, how you speak, chew and even the health of your teeth and gums, and restorative dentistry can often solve the issues and get you back to normal.
As your preferred dentist in New Braunfels, we may see that your oral health could be enhanced by implant dentistry and will help you determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. While almost everyone can have this remarkable treatment, there are a few patients who may need to reconsider their options. They include:
- Patients without adequate bone tissue at the implant site
- Patients with uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune diseases
- Patients who smoke and who are unwilling to quit
- Patients with periodontal disease or other similar issues
As you can see, it is possible to get health problems like diabetes and even some autoimmune issues under control, to obtain periodontal treatment or quit smoking. So, that means that patients with such issues may still qualify for implants. Even those without enough bone may have transplants that make it easier for implants to be placed and heal properly.
Are You a Candidate? Schedule Your Appointment Today
This means that almost anyone can become a good candidate for dental implants. If this treatment appeals to you, feel free to give us a call at our New Braunfels, TX office at 830-625-7611. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.