Patients who have any of the following conditions will need to discuss their options with the dentist.
Existing Dental Work. Tooth implants can either reinforce or replace existing dental work such as bridges or dentures.
Bone Loss. As long as there is enough bone tissue in the area, dental implants may still be successful. If there is not enough bone, bone-grafting procedures may be required before an implant can be placed.
Existing Medical Conditions. Discuss any medications or existing medical conditions with your doctor. Generally, if you can have typical dental work done, then you can undergo the dental implant procedure.
Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease). Gum disease can affect the success of a dental implant. Patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease may require treatment prior to implant placement.
Smoking Habit. Discuss how often you smoke with your doctor. Smoking can affect the success of the implant as well as your overall dental health.
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