Dental Implants from an Idaho Oral Surgery Office: Are You a Candidate?

Dental implants are more popular than ever. If you’ve lost a tooth or multiple teeth, you may be interested in getting an implant.

But are you an ideal candidate?

Unfortunately, not everyone is. However, this doesn’t mean that you’ll never be a candidate. Many patients come into our Idaho oral surgery office and are told they aren’t a candidate yet. But we’ve also had some of these patients come back and it’s wonderful to see that they are now ideal candidates for this type of procedure.

How do you know if you’re an ideal dental implant candidate?

Who are the Best Candidates for Dental Implants from an Idaho Oral Surgery Office?

You are a good candidate for dental implants if you have the following circumstances:

1. You Have Plenty of Bone for an Implant

When a person loses a tooth, they progressively lose bone. In some cases, this can be remedied with a bone graft. The best option is to get an implant within a year after losing the tooth. Plenty of healthy bone is left, and the body may be more responsive to a bone graft.

2. You Don’t Have Gum Disease

Gum disease can occur around an implant just as much as it can around a real tooth. If you don’t have gum disease, you’re an ideal candidate. If you do have gum disease, we recommend working with your dentist to get the disease under control before considering implants.

3. You Aren’t a Smoker

Smokers are not good candidates for implants because they are at higher risk for gum disease, as well as other diseases of the mouth and throat.

4. You are Committed to the Proper Care of the Implants

Dental implants need just as much care as regular teeth. If we learn that a patient is not committed to properly caring for the implant, we recommend they wait until they are. There’s a high likelihood that the implant will fail if the person doesn’t commit to proper dental care.

Talk to Our Idaho Oral Surgery Office Team for More Dental Implant Information

At our Idaho oral surgery office, we do more than wisdom teeth removal. Our goal is to provide you with whatever unique dental and surgical care you need. If you need wisdom teeth removal – great! We can do that. If you need dental implants, we can do that, too.

Our surgical experience is extensive. We’ve performed many wisdom teeth removal procedures, dental implant procedures, as well as facial trauma and reconstructive surgical procedures.

When you come into our office, you can be sure that you will be getting great Treasure Valley dental care. Our focus is on your wellbeing, safety, and comfort. Whatever your needs or questions are – we are ready to help.

If you’re ready to get a dental implant or would like more information about this type of procedure, we welcome you to contact us for more information.

Call us today to schedule a consultation. We’ll review your x-rays and let you know which surgical treatment plan is best for your needs.

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