Dental Implant Candidates
Here at David R. Moyer Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ we understand the difficulties that come with tooth loss. We want all of our patients who have experienced tooth loss to have great tooth replacement options, which is why we offer dental implants.
Dental implants can replace teeth both in form and function. Not everyone who wants dental implants is the ideal candidate for them, however. Because dental implants are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw and rely on the health of your mouth for success, there are some requirements that everyone must meet to be a good candidate for dental implants.
The ideal dental implant candidateWe want all of our dental implant placement procedures to be successful, which is why we have a set of standards for patients to meet who are interested in having dental implants placed. In order to ensure the procedure is successful, the implant patient must have a healthy mouth before having a dental implant or many dental implants placed. We place the dental implants into the bone of your jaw, so your jawbone must have enough healthy bone structure to be able to support a dental implant. We also want the soft tissues in your mouth to be healthy and free from infection, so that the healing process is fast and efficient.
Success rates of dental implantsOver the past decade or so, the success rates of dental implants have reached an impressive pinnacle. Depending on what study you are looking at, the dental implant success rate in the United States is somewhere between 96-99%. Such incredible success rates are thanks to the knowledge base around the procedure, as well as the biocompatible materials that we use in dental implant placement procedure.
Not an ideal candidate? No problem!If you want dental implants, but are worried that you might not be the ideal dental implant candidate, don’t worry! Not everyone can be the ideal candidate, and some patients simply need a little bit more work done before their implant placement procedure than others. Even if you're not the ideal candidate, but you are missing teeth and want to replace them, we can help turn you into one with bone grafting or other solutions. When you come in to have a consultation about implant placement, we will build a treatment plan for you ahead of time so that you know what to expect. We are with you every step of the way!
Questions about dental implants?If you still have questions about whether you are a good dental implant candidate, or if you are ready to schedule your dental implant consultation, please call us at 480.935.6295 to get started. We are looking forward to seeing you at our Phoenix dental office!