Dental Implant

Who is not a candidate for dental implants?

Uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, radiation to the jaws, smoking, alcoholism or uncontrolled gum disease are all risk factors that can adversely affect your outcome. You may still be a good candidate with one of these diseases, but we’ll want to thoroughly assess your situation and work with you and your doctor to increase your overall health and functioning. People who take certain medications such as steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system may not be suitable candidates. People with certain habits such as severely grind or clench their teeth may put too much pressure on the implants, causing long term damage.