Unlike other tooth restoration treatments, the dental implant process requires surgery to complete. Because of this, we receive many questions from potential implant patients in the Belle Fourche area who are unsure if they qualify for the treatment. Fortunately, most patients do qualify for implant placement. And those who don’t immediately pass often just need supplemental care before they can have their implants placed.
There are certain traits we look for in a potential implant candidate that may ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. These are:
Many patients question why good overall health is so important to implant candidacy. There are two reasons for this. The first is that it’s important that your body is healthy so that there are no complications during surgery. The second reason is that general health problems like cancer and diabetes can affect your jawbone’s ability to fuse with the titanium implant fixture.
For the reasons above, it is important that you share your complete medical history with Dr. Jackson during the consultation.
There are some conditions that will need to be examined and properly addressed before the patient is able to proceed with dental implant treatment. Some of these include:
For many of these patients, restoring their implant candidacy is simply a matter of waiting for their condition to clear up or have a supplemental procedure performed. Ask Dr. Jackson about your next steps should one of the above conditions be keeping you from restoring your smile with implants.
Now that you know about what it takes to be considered for treatment with dental implants, learn more about what you can expect from each step. Then, contact our office to schedule your no-obligation consultation, during which Dr. Christopher Jackson will work with you to determine your implant candidacy.
503 Jackson St.
Belle Fourche, SD
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Tuesday: 9AM - 7PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 7PM
Thursday: 8AM – 7PM
Friday: 8AM – 3PM