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As much as we’d like them to, permanent teeth can’t grow back after they are removed or fall out. Nonetheless, when it is time to replace a natural tooth, it’s important to get the closest replica possible. Without question, the answer is dental implants. They are known for their ability to mimic real teeth in function, appearance and feel. Plus, they carry an exemplary success rate. But, are dental implants for everyone? There are certain criteria that you must meet in order to be a good candidate for dental implants – here’s a closer look.

Unlike traditional dentures, bridges or partials, dental implants involve a surgical procedure to insert a titanium post into your jaw bone. This serves as your artificial tooth root and it’s the reason why your implants can provide unrivaled stability for a lifetime. However, in order for your implant to be successful, it must undergo an important healing process. Therefore, any patient that either doesn’t have adequate bone structure to surround the implant or is at risk for poor healing after implant surgery may not be an ideal candidate for a dental implant – or it may mean it is just not the right timing.

An Ideal Candidate

If you fit the following criteria, you are likely an excellent candidate for implant dentistry:

  • Good overall health
  • Healthy gums
  • Commitment to follow diligent oral hygiene
  • Sufficient jawbone height and density
  • Non-smoker
  • Patience for the dental implants process

Don’t meet the above requirements? Don’t count yourself out of implants forever. For example, you can undergo bone grafting to build up your jawbone if you’ve been disqualified due to poor bone density. Or you can choose to kick your smoking habit so that you can take advantage of implant dentistry.

A Poor Candidate

If any of the below situations apply to you, you may need to wait or rethink your treatment option within restorative dentistry:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders that prevent you from healing
  • Poor overall health
  • Smoker who is unwilling to quit for 6 months or more
  • Insufficient bone tissue and cannot undergo bone grafting

The only way to know for sure whether or not you qualify for dental implants is to visit a specialist, such as Dr. Dalla of Ora Dental Implants Studio. Your evaluation will include a thorough analysis of your medical history as well as advanced x-rays of your entire oral structures. You can trust that we will do everything we can to help you receive dental implants and rebuild your smile the way you deserve.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dental Implant Studio

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 170
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: 916-546-7911

Our Patient Reviews

Ora Dental Implant Studio

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Umakant D.

I will highly recommend Dr. Dalla. I found him to be very pleasant and highly professional. I had implants done and he did it so well that I had no discomfort. He is an excellent dentist specialist.

Lisa O.

I went to Ora last month for a denture implant consultation, soon as I walked through the door I was greeted by the ladies in the front. My consultation went great Dr. Dalla was great, he listened to my concerns and explained what would be the best procedure for my situation. Also worked with my financial situation. I had all my teeth extracted and my dentures placed. Tia was so wonderful she did her best to calm me down and reassure me there was nothing to be nervous about. Before he started I expressed how nervous and scared I was he assured me I was in great hands and I was. The staff there is the best. I have a little discomfort but when I looked in the mirror for the first time a hour ago I was very very happy with my outcome. I still have to go back for the implants then I'll be finished. I want to thank the whole staff at Ora for giving me my confidence back in my smile.

Gary B.

The whole experience went great. From the front office staff to the back office staff. The implants look and feel great. Thanks for everything... I will see you in the new year....

Darnell H.

Nice everyone and everything there is very nice they explain things in a way you can perfectly understand. I will be looking forward to having the things I need fixed

Dennis H.

First visit went very well, the Doctor listened to what I needed/wanted done, and gave me a schedule to complete the work.

Mashoq A.

Everything about this office is amazing from the staffs to the dentist and the dentist take his time to take care of his patients