For patients who’ve lost one or more teeth and want to once again experience the joys of a full smile, dental implants are of the best way to achieve it. As the only prosthetic dental solutions designed to replace your lost teeth roots, they can do more for your prosthesis and your healthy, natural oral structures than any other option. Even more good news is that dental implants can be the ideal solution for most adults who’ve experienced tooth loss. However, there are a few important factors that could impact your qualification for dental implants, and could require addressing before you receive them.

What placing dental implants involves

In order to replace your lost teeth roots, dental implants are designed to absorb a maximum amount of your bite pressure in support of your dental prosthesis. This requires more than optimal construction of the implant post, but also its optimal placement. Implant placement surgery is a precise procedure that is guided by digital imaging technology to ensure that every implant post is placed in precisely the right spot and angle. The same imaging technology also helps us determine if there is sufficient bone structure present to support the implant post, and whether the surrounding oral tissues and structures are healthy enough to receive it.

A few important qualifications

Because dental implants are meant to replace your lost teeth roots, they’re also meant to last. This means things that can affect your remaining healthy teeth and/or other oral structures can also impact your dental implants and restoration. Some of the most important qualifications before receiving dental implants involve ensuring that no such issues are present. For example, if you have gum disease, which systemically erodes your periodontal tissues and dental ridges, you may need treatment for it before you can receive your dental implant posts. If any of your remaining teeth need restoration, it may be advisable to restore them first, as well.

How we make qualifying for implants easier

In addition to determining if you qualify for dental implants, we also perform the implant placement procedure in our office, as well as many of the potential prerequisite procedures you may need before qualifying for implants. This allows you to take a more involved role in your overall treatment planning and process, and makes the entire process of restoring your smile more comfortable and convenient.

Learn if you qualify for dental implants

After a comprehensive examination and consultation, we can determine if you qualify for dental implants, or if you may need one or more prerequisite treatments first. To schedule your consultation, call the Texas Institute of OFI Surgery in Midlothian, TX, today at 469-649-8259. We also serve patients who live in Dallas, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Ft. Worth, and all surrounding communities.