Dental implants are better solutions for missing teeth compared to dentures and crowns and bridges. They fit almost everyone, but some may be unsuitable for this treatment due to their poor lifestyle choices, which cause certain medical conditions that may impede the success of implants.
People with gingivitis, periodontist or any other form of gum disease cannot have dental implants. This is because this condition destroys the gums and the bone beneath. As a result, too much bone loss leads to lack of sufficient bone for the implant to attach. Dentists often suggest treating gum diseases first.
This unconscious grinding, clenching or gritting of the teeth presents serious threats to implants. Bruxism is no issue with natural teeth, as they can absorb the shock created by the grinding. Implants, however, do not have the exact same structure as natural teeth, yielding to the pressure that may lead to damage.
Immunodeficiency significantly affects the healing process of dental implant treatments. People who have a weak immune system are more prone to infection and less likely to recuperate from it. But, some people may still have dental implants, as their suitability depends on the severity of their condition.
One of the most predominant effects of diabetes is slow wound recovery. Patients with such conditions are not fit to undergo dental implant treatments because the wound may take longer to heal, similar to a weak immune system. Having open wounds in the mouth for long may contract people to infection.
People who have insufficient bone density and quantity are not suitable for the treatment because the implants need enough bone to attach. Dentists use dental X-rays and CT scans to determine the character of the jaw bones. Implants would not work on weak and too little bone.
As effective as it is, dental implant treatment is not for everyone. Here at Aesthetic Smiles, we provide competent dental implant treatments to replace a missing tooth. Before carrying out the procedure, our clinicians will assess the oral condition of the patients to determine their appropriateness for a dental implant. This ensures them of a safe and effective treatment. Call us today for free initial consultations.Back to Latest News
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