Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Find out what it takes to get dental implants in Fresno.
Want to find out if you should see your Fresno implant dentist, Dr. Alexander Pritsky about dental implants? First, answer these questions to find out if dental implants might be a good match for you.
How is your oral health?
Of course, your oral health is paramount to whether or not dental implants are the right choice for you. Before we even begin to consider dental implants we want to make sure your mouth is healthy enough for treatment.
If gum disease or decay is lurking in your mouth then these issues will need to be addressed ahead of time. Once these problems are under control then we can consider your tooth replacement options. If you’ve recently received a clean bill of health from your Fresno dentist Dr. Pritsky then it’s time to schedule a dental implant consultation.
Do you have any uncontrolled health conditions?
Just as your oral health needs to be top notch, so does your overall health. Since you’ll be undergoing multiple surgeries your body needs to be in the best shape.
Those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, connective tissue disorders or hemophilia may not be good candidates for getting dental implants. However, this isn’t always the case. A lot will depend on the severity of your condition and what you are currently doing to control it, so talk to your Fresno dentist first.
Do you have a strong immune system?
A hearty immune system will help make the healing process much easier throughout your treatment. Those with compromised immune systems should really consider other alternatives. Those who are currently undergoing radiation therapy or chemo should wait until their treatment is over before considering dental implants.
Are you old enough for dental implants?
Children and young adults are not good candidates for dental implants because their jaws are still growing. One the jaw has fully developed then a patient becomes a good candidate for dental implants. If your child or teen has lost a permanent tooth talk to your Fresno dentist about other treatment options available to them until they are old enough to consider dental implants.
Are you a heavy smoker?
Smokers are significantly more likely to suffer from implant failure than non-smokers. Find a way to ditch the habit before opting for dental implants. After all, you want to protect your investment!
Still think dental implants could be right for you? Then call the Fresno Dental Implant Center today and schedule a consultation. We have a variety of wonderful options for treating tooth loss.