One of the most popular treatments for missing teeth currently out there is dental implants. This treatment is quickly becoming the most requested tooth restoration treatment because of its ability to replace missing teeth with beautiful, natural looking restorations that are functional, reliable, and completely comfortable. Unfortunately, not every patient makes a good candidate for treatment with implants right away. This can be for many reasons, but usually because of problems such as jawbone deterioration and gum recession. We encourage you to continue reading to find out what makes a good candidate for treatment with dental implants here at our Toronto, ON area office.
Before you can even move forward with the dental implant procedure, you will first need to attend a consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes, to determine candidacy. During your consultation, Dr. Hughes will examine your oral health in order to make sure that your oral health is strong enough to handle treatment with dental implants. Once this consultation is complete, you will be able to speak to the doctor about your implant options.
There are certain criteria that a patient must meet in order to be considered a good candidate for treatment with dental implants. Some aspects that we look at when determining your candidacy include:
Unfortunately, some patients simply do not make good candidates for treatment with dental implants. This can be because of habits they have or it could simply be a bad time to look into the treatment. Some reasons why patients can be denied treatment with dental implants include:
If you fall under one of these categories, you’re not necessarily unable to qualify for implants. Oftentimes, Dr. Hughes may recommend a supplemental procedure to restore health to your jawbone or gum tissue. In other cases, like that of the smoker, the risk of implant failure may be higher, but you can still elect to pursue the treatment.
Are you currently suffering from missing teeth and would like to find out if you are a good candidate for treatment with dental implants? If so, then contact our office and schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes today.
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6G 1L6
Monday: 10AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 10AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – 3PM