Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
The answer to that is almost always yes. Especially when your treatment is being performed by someone as highly trained as an oral surgeon. There are, however, many conditions which preclude you from having elective oral surgery, which would include dental implants. These conditions are:
While there are few absolute contraindications, there are several other conditions which can increase the risk of treatment failure or complications.
Truth be told, there is a long list of local and systemic conditions that can adversely affect the outcome when placing dental implants, however most of these can be accounted for with right professional. These are some of the reason why oral surgeons undergo such extensive training. Our training allows us to evaluate complex patient conditions, determine which factors can be managed using our existing training and knowledge, and determine what needs further work up in order to proceed safely. While many individuals can place dental implants, sometimes it’s knowing what to look for that makes all the difference.