Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants
October 05 18:34 2017 Print This Article

Clinical assessment and evaluation performed by the dentist are needed to determine who is a good candidate for the placement of implants. Proper treatment planning plays a major role in predictability and success of the device. One of the most significant factors is the biological connection between the bone and the implant.

A healthy bone structure is essential for the proper integration of the implant with the surrounding tissue and successful long-term prognosis. Once the patient decides to consider this type of treatment, the dentists Brooklyn examine the existing oral features along with a full review of the patient’s medical history. The bone is measured in length and diameter. The three-dimensional view is obtained via radiographic films such as Panoramic X-rays (Panorex.)

Healthy bone reflects uniform outline and well defined core. Poor bone quality may be rectified through pre-implant surgery to ensure proper stability of the implants. In some cases, bone grafting procedures may be recommended. Most often, any existing dental conditions can be resolved by additional treatments as long as the patient is not affected by other medical issues. A sufficient space in between the teeth must exist to warrant the installation of implants.

Patient’s health status is taken into consideration including their genetic predispositions and the strength of their immune system. During the pre-treatment examination, the dentist will review any systemic conditions, periodontal health, medications and patient’s compliance with past and present preventive care. Any behavioral habits, such as use of the tobacco and alcohol consumption, will also serve as the factors to decide if the person is a good candidate for the surgery.

If it is determined that the patient is a good candidate, they are then educated about the entire process including post-surgical care at home. A strict home routine will be required to assure daily removal of debris and bacteria. The dentist will establish re-care schedule to monitor the progress and record any changes. Routine follow-up visits and cleaning appointments are typically scheduled every three months for implant recipients. Self-care procedures are reviewed in detail to ensure proper healing.

With patient’s cooperation and prescribed dental visits, many people are able to achieve their desired results. At the time of each appointment, the accumulation of plaque and debris is recorded to alleviate the possibility of any oral infections. Additionally, radiographic images will display any changes in bone density and implant mobility. When closely monitored and properly treated, the implant success rate exceeds 95 percent.

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Mike Morgan
Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan is a health enthusiast and has written several health articles for various health magazines.

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