Tooth loss can be caused by many factors including an injury, accident, old age, tooth decay or even gum disease. Whatever the reason behind one or many missing teeth, once you have had the necessary treatment, exploring additional Dental options can have you smiling confidently again.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, Dental Implants in Harley Street are our treatment of choice for patients who have lost some or all of their natural teeth. Unlike regular tooth replacement options, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth. But can everyone have dental implants in Harley Street? The answer is more complicated than you may think.
What makes a good candidate for dental implants?
Generally, most people can have dental implants as long as they meet a few simple criteria. When it comes to implant surgery, health and not age is an important factor for determining the success of dental implants. In order for your dental implants to fuse with the jawbone and stand up to extreme force from chewing and biting, the bone tissue in the bone has to have sufficient density. Without the proper density is it quite likely that the implant will fail. However, patients with low bone density can still take advantage of specialised dental implants such as All-on-4.
More importantly, patients with active gum disease cannot have implant surgery. This is because your gums need to be healthy prior to the operation. Likewise, patients suffering from diabetes and cardiovascular disease are advised to talk with the dentist in advance, since their condition may hinder the success of dental implants.
Ideal candidates for dental implants in Harley Street should be committed to good oral hygiene, should not smoke or chew tobacco and they should also commit to the treatment. Visiting the dentist at regular intervals for check-ups and cleanings is also advised. These are only a few parameters that determine implant candidacy. To determine whether dental implants are the right treatment for you, give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment with you.