Can anyone have dental implants?
The simple answer is yes, as long as you have sufficient bone to support your dental implant.
If inadequate bone exists, contemporary grafting techniques before or during the implant procedure can be performed in selected cases. Most dental or medical conditions are not contraindications for implant procedures if they are treated and controlled appropriately.
At CFS Dental, we always discuss all of your treatment options based on your current oral and medical health. We will want to make sure that no underlying gum disease or active decay will undermine your dental implant treatment and will treat any oral diseases before surgery for the best results.
Some conditions, such as osteoporosis under bisphosphonate (Fosamax) treatment, diabetes, heavy smoking or recreational drug usage will require special investigation. These situations do not necessarily exclude you from dental implants but may require special care or longer healing times.
The best way to get started is to contact our Oatley dental clinic to arrange an initial exam and to discuss your medical history. Dr Ng and Dr Szeman will then have the information necessary to address whether dental implants will be appropriate to replace your missing teeth.