Here at D&D Periodontal Associates, we often find people are surprised they are ideal dental implant candidate. In fact this treatment can be beneficial for most people and there really are very few barriers to having this procedure.
Can My Age Make Me a Bad Dental Implant Candidate?
One common misconception is that age can affect suitability. It’s true that dental implants aren’t suitable for children and teenagers (see: pediatric dentist) who are still growing and developing but Esthetic Crowns can be used. It’s important for your jaw to be properly developed prior to implant treatment. If you are older then there is no reason why you shouldn’t benefit from dental implants treatment, provided you have reasonable general health. Many older people have benefited significantly from having dental implant treatment, particularly those who may have put up with loose and uncomfortable dentures for many years.
How Health Conditions Could Affect Dental Implants
You do need to have reasonable general health in order for treatment to be successful. When you visit D&D Periodontal Associates for your initial consultation, you will find our periodontist will need to know your medical history. This includes any medications prescribed by your physician as well as over-the-counter medications. We will also need to know the details of any existing health conditions. Some health conditions can affect the success of dental implant treatment, particularly if they impact your immune system and may slow down the healing process that must occur once the implants are inserted into your jawbone. A good example is diabetes, but this is something that will need to be individually assessed as people who have their diabetes well under control may still be able to benefit from periodontal treatment manhattan and could find it hugely advantageous.
Home Care After Placement of Dental Implants
Another thing to take into account is your commitment to maintaining good oral health. Your dental implants may be inert, but the tissue around them certainly isn’t and the bone and gum around your dental implants can still become infected if you fail to keep your dental implants meticulously clean. Looking after dental implants is very simple so there is no need to worry that you will need to spend ages on your oral care each day. Instead you must be committed to thoroughly brushing and flossing around your dental implants to keep them clean and free from food debris and bacteria. We can show you how to keep them clean through providing demonstrations on brushing and flossing around them. Please don’t forget that we are always here to help you and answer any questions you might have about your oral care.
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are also vitally important, even if you have lost all your natural teeth and have replaced them with dental implants. We can regularly check the condition of your dental implants, will professionally clean them and can carry out any other necessary maintenance. At the same time we can also check the overall health of your mouth and will carry out regular checks for oral cancer.
With a little bit of care, you should be able to enjoy your dental implants for many years to come. It’s worth booking an initial consultationto find out if you are dental implant candidate.