It is important that our Hill Country, TX area patients realize that not every patient is the ideal candidate for treatment with dental implants right away. Some patients are initially barred from treatment with implants for various reasons, which can range from jawbone deterioration to tooth decay. When a patient is advised against moving forward with dental implants, it is usually because of the fear that the patient’s condition may interfere with the process of osseointegration. And, if osseointegration fails, so too will the implant. Osseointegration is the driving force behind implants, and is what allows them to function and feel just as good as natural teeth. For this reason, implant providers are hesitant to place implants in patients who have a higher chance of treatment failure. We encourage you to read on to find out what traits can be found in the ideal candidate for treatment with dental implants.
When we determine a patient’s candidacy for treatment with dental implants, there are certain factors we base this decision on. Some aspects of a preferred implant candidate include:
Some patients are not able to move directly from consultation to implant placement because of a condition or habit they may possess that keeps them from qualifying for the treatment. Some potential conditions and habits that may keep you from implants include:
In order to determine your candidacy for treatment with dental implants, you must first attend a consultation with Dr. Matthew Huff at his Kerrville or Fredericksburg office. During this consultation, the doctor will thoroughly examine your oral health in order to ensure that you have the highest chances of implant success. If you would like to find out if you qualify for implant treatment, contact our office today and schedule your no-obligation consultation.
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