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A number of factors affect whether dental implants are a good choice for you. These include your overall health, general oral health, bone and gum health, existing medical conditions, age, and risk factors like smoking.
In order to get dental implants, you must be healthy enough to undergo implant surgery. In addition to good overall health, implant candidates, depending on the location and number of teeth being replaced, must have adequate gum tissue and jawbone to securely hold dental implants. In certain cases, an additional bone grafting procedure or a sinus lift will be needed to augment areas of insufficient bone or create more space to accommodate an implant.
Generally, underlying health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes will not rule out implant placement as long as the condition is being properly monitored and controlled.
Since smoking impairs the body’s healing mechanisms, smokers experience higher implant failure rates than nonsmokers. Therefore, smoking is highly discouraged for those considering dental implants.
Implants are usually not placed until the jaws have fully matured. This generally occurs between the ages 16 and 18. There is no upper age limit for implant placement.
Please contact us at our Fayetteville office to learn more about dental implants and our team approach to patient care.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact our Fayetteville oral surgery office.
Here at Sandhills Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry, we work diligently to protect our patient's rights and privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what HIPAA has identified as electronically protected information (ePHI). Unfortunately, despite the best efforts we make or take, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the box, and electronically making an appointment, you understand that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Sandhills Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may not illegally intercept this communication. As a result of continuing, you are sending this transmission and accepting the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. As an alternative, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.
The information presented here is not intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should be used for informational purposes only.