Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be just what you have been looking for. These strong and reliable titanium screws are inserted directly into your jawbone to restore full function and beauty by holding a customized restoration firmly in place. However, dental implants may not be ideal for all of our patients. The best way to determine your dental implant candidacy is through an initial consultation with Houston implant dentist Dr. Scott Young.

Good Candidates for Dental Implants

The best candidates for dental implants should be free of oral health issues such as gum disease. If gum disease is present, it will need to be treated before implants are inserted. In addition, decay or other issues with adjacent teeth may inhibit candidacy for this procedure, making it best to be in good oral and general health before you consult with an implant dentist.

In addition to being in good oral health, ideal candidates for dental implants should:

  •          Be prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery time
  •          Not be pregnant or nursing
  •          Not have a degenerative or autoimmune disorder
  •          Be willing to follow all of Dr. Young’s pre and postoperative advice

During your initial Houston dental implants consultation, these things can be discussed with you in greater detail.   If you live in or around Houston, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, or Conroe, Texas and would like to learn if you are a good candidate for dental implants, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry or call (877) 492-4579 today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Scott Young.