Ideal candidates for dental implants are those in good physical health who have sufficient bone and no underlying infection or disease. However, few patients present such a simple case for our team at Fusion Implant Center. Even if you’re suffering from multiple missing teeth, extensive bone loss, or an underlying medical condition, our four board-certified oral surgeons have the expert training and experience to provide specialized, successful treatment. If you’re not sure whether you are a candidate for dental implants, or you’ve previously been told you don’t qualify, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our surgeons. Our dental implant center features the area’s premier treatment planning, surgical, and lab experts—all dedicated to helping you become an excellent candidate for dental implants in Baton Rouge, LA.
Determining if you qualify for dental implants requires a comprehensive evaluation and diagnostics from our surgeons in Baton Rouge, LA. We will evaluate the condition of your gums, bone, and teeth. Both dental and medical records are also needed to assess any systemic conditions or harmful lifestyle habits, such as smoking. In general, the following are factors that affect dental implant candidacy:
Dental implants need a healthy oral environment to remain successful long-term. If infection is present, this can damage both the gum tissues and bone. Active gum disease will require treatment before dental implants can be placed to avoid failure.
The health of your jawbone is crucial to dental implant success. Without proper density and volume, dental implants will not have proper support. Bone will need to be rebuilt and strengthened through bone grafting surgery.
Underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and immune system disorders make it more difficult for your body to heal after surgery. Systemic disease also increases the risk of infection after surgery. Having these conditions doesn’t mean we can’t offer you dental implants, it just means we may adjust your treatment plan to improve the chances of a successful outcome.
With proper maintenance, dental implants have the potential to last for the rest of your life. This includes maintaining excellent physical and oral health. If you smoke, consider quitting before your surgery and practice good daily oral hygiene habits.
At Fusion Implant Center, we not only help patients become candidates for dental implants, but provide personalized treatment that reflects their individual health, functional, and aesthetic goals. An important step of your treatment process is understanding what you want to accomplish with new teeth, whether the ability to eat an unlimited diet, a beautiful and natural smile, or confidence to socialize. The good news is that dental implants can meet all these desires—and often exceed them! Don’t let what others have told you in the past keep you from beginning your journey to a new smile with us. We’re here to offer you a personalized consultation and help you become a candidate for dental implants in Baton Rouge, LA.
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