Dental implants are used for functional and aesthetic reasons to replace teeth that have been lost as a result of trauma (teeth have been knocked out), tooth decay, gum disease or simply old age.
No matter what your age, as long as you have sufficient quality and quantity of bone, are in good health and maintain a good oral hygiene routine, you could be suitable for dental implants.
Dental implants may not be the ideal option if you:
- Smoke heavily – hinders and slows down the healing process
- Drink alcohol excessively – affects gum healing
- Have periodontal disease – gum disease will affect the success of your implant procedure and must be treated prior to treatment
- Have an Immunocompromised health, e.g. taking steroids, undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy