Most people these days tend to choose dental implants instead of dentures, crowns, or bridges. This is not about a trend in the dentistry world but a proven success in all aspects. Dental implants are, in fact, a better solution for missing teeth.
Almost anyone can choose dental implants, but there are some patients that may be unsuitable for this treatment if they suffer from any medical condition that may hinder the success of implants.

Let’s take a look at some medical conditions that prevent people from having dental implants:

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Gum Disease

Any form of gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontist can forbid a patient to have dental implants.

Gum disease destroys the gums and bone beneath, therefore there’s not sufficient bone for the implant to attach. Patients must treat gum disease first.

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Bruxism is an unconscious clenching of the teeth and it’s a serious danger to implants.

Whereas natural teeth absorb the shock created by the grinding, implants do not have the same structure as natural teeth and the pressure may lead to damage.

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Insufficient Bones

As with gum disease, if the bone doesn’t have enough density and quantity, the implant will not be able to attach.
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You may be wondering what diabetes has to do with implants.

One of its most common effects is slow wound recovery. This is similar to having a weak immune system, the wound may take longer to heal and if a patient has an open wound in the mouth for too long, it may cause infection.

To sum up, the dentist will consider the following factors before recommending this option:

  • Good overall wellbeing
  • Adequate bone structure
  • Good oral health
  • Non-smoker: Smoking is detrimental to successful implant placement as it compromises the bone’s healing ability.

For further information, we recommend reading our blog on When is All-on-4 the Best Choice?

Dental implant treatment is highly effective but it is not for everyone.

At Parker Dental Implant and Specialty Center, our professionals will assess the overall oral condition of the patients to determine if a dental implant is appropriate. Safe and effective treatment is ensured.

Contact The All on 4 experts in Parker Dental Implant and Specialty Center, call 720-522-2000, or visit us at 11005 S Parker Rd. Parker, Colorado.