A Dental Implant Evaluation Will Tell if You are Good Candidate Implants

Swiss Dental Implant Center - Dental Implants - Portland Oregon ORDental implants are the industry’s standard for tooth restoration technology. This procedure has high rates of success and the ideal candidate will be in good physical and oral health in addition to having a fully developed jaw bone. If you have missing teeth and are interested in dental implant surgery, contact Swiss Dental Implant Center and we will happily provide you with a free, comprehensive dental implant evaluation to discuss the procedure and to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the operation. As experts in dental implant surgery, we know how to proficiently evaluate your compatibility with the procedure and make you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Below is a brief overview of concerns for those with risk factors associated with dental implant surgery. We encourage you to contact us for more information or to schedule your free consultation today!

Dental Implant Surgery Concerns

Smoker– Smoking decreases the success rate of dental implant surgery by 5-10%. This may seem insignificant however smoking also delays the healing process and increases the risk for infection after surgery. We recommend the cessation of smoking before entertaining the prospect of dental implant surgery.
Significant Jaw Bone Loss– The implant itself is a titanium rod that is surgically implanted into the jaw. If you do not have adequate jaw bone to support the implant, bone grafting may be an option or you may want to consider other tooth restoration technology options.
Current Medical Conditions– Certain medical conditions are not conducive to the success of dental implant surgery, discuss any existing medical conditions you may have before surgery.
Gum Disease– Advanced gum disease makes the success of dental implant surgery increasingly difficult. You may need to participate in periodontal treatment for the existing gum disease before undergoing dental implant surgery.
Children– Typically, children are not ideal candidates for dental implant surgery because their jaw bone is not yet fully developed. There are temporary alternatives for young ones until they are ready for dental implant surgery.