|Candidates for Dental Implants
Restoring missing teeth with dental implants is a fantastic option that is better for your function and oral health. Though most of our patients are candidates for implant surgery, there are some limitations that can get in the way. Our team at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery is happy to assist you in learning the criteria we look for, and how we can help you reach this goal. We invite you to schedule a consultation about dental implants and learn more about replacing missing teeth.
We can surgically place a metal or ceramic post to replace a tooth root system following the loss of teeth. Known as a dental implant, this post can be used to anchor a dental prosthodontic in place. This system is different from other traditional replacement options because it doesn’t rely on neighboring teeth for support. We embed the implant directly into the jawbone. Dental implants can be used to anchor dental crowns, bridges, and denture devices, including an all on four full arch dental bridge known as Clear Choice.
When determining candidacy our main criteria is that a patient is able to heal at a reasonable rate. We don’t need to consider the patient’s age or medical frailty, we just need to predict the ability to heal. The healing process, known as osseointegration, is the determining factor in the long term success of a dental implant. There are multiple reasons a person may not heal in a timely manner, including:
For more information about dental implant candidacy, contact our Princeton, WV location at: 304-345-1092.