Who is a perfect candidate for dental implants?
If you are missing at least one tooth, you may be considering dental implants for tooth replacement, you may have even looked up the best dental clinic for implants in Dubai. But you’re still unsure and want to know if you’re a good candidate. Dental implants are great and offer many advantages over other treatment options. For example, they fuse to bone which helps prevents bone loss commonly seen with dentures, you don’t have to modify the adjacent teeth in order to support an implant etc.
However, not every patient is a good candidate for dental implants in UAE. So, how do you know who would be an ideal candidate for dental implant surgery, and what can patients expect when they visit a prosthodontist?
To be a good candidate, you should have the following:
Healthy gums along with enough bone to hold the implants in the jaw — if however, you’ve had bone loss in your jaw you can still get implants, but the bone must be rebuilt first using special procedures.
A willingness to engage in very good oral hygiene i.e. taking care of the implanted teeth and surrounding gums — Daily brushing and flossing without fail and regular visits to the dentist for follow-ups.
People who may not be good candidates for implants include:
Young people whose jawbones have not stopped growing
Heavy smokers — Since smoking hinders healing in the mouth, the likelihood of a successful implant is significantly reduced.
Alcohol or substance abusers who are less likely to take good care of their teeth and gums and neglect the instructions of their dentists after the implant placement, such as no smoking, and regular follow-ups.
Recipients of high doses of radiation treatment in the head or neck
People on certain medicines, such as steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system
People who severely grind or clench their teeth — grinding or clenching their teeth can place too much pressure on the implants and increase the risk of failure.
People suffering from chronic diseases or systemic problems, such as: Uncontrolled diabetes, connective-tissue diseases, hemophilia, significant immune deficiencies etc.
However, even though you have any of these conditions, you may still be a good candidate for dental implants. It depends largely on the extent and severity of the condition. Your dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your jaw, teeth, mouth and overall health, to see if you would be a good candidate for dental implants.
You will receive a mouth X-ray along with a Computed Tomography (CT) scan in some cases. This is to identify areas of bone loss and determine the shape of your sinuses and nerve location in order to make accurate assessments for your treatment and to confirm that the patient has indeed enough bone density to support the implant, if the patient does not have enough bone density, he or she will need to undergo a bone graft.
They may also do a thorough medical evaluation, as your overall health and history plays a major role in how well your implant will heal and fuse to the bone.
Finally, your dentist will discuss the options available to you, the procedure, its cost as well as any possible complications. Your dentist will then work with you to develop a treatment plan best suited to your needs and preferences.
Overall, dental implants have very high success rates, with patients really happy with the results. If you are considering implants, we can conduct a careful examination to determine what options are best suited for you as well as providing information on dental implant low cost in Dubai and single dental implant cost in Dubai. Call or visit us today to make an appointment!