Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an amazing way to replace missing teeth. Their strength, predictability, and non-invasive design makes them one of the best options for restoring your smile!

If you’re considering dental implants in Encino, here are a few of the things our dentist will need to discuss to make sure you’re a candidate for the treatment process:

Do you use tobacco products?

Although smoking isn’t necessarily a complete opt-out for implant therapy, it can affect your healing and success rate. It’s important to have an honest discussion related to tobacco use prior to committing to implant treatment.

Medications that you use

Certain types of over-the-counter, recreational, and prescription drugs can alter how your body responds to medical procedures. Be sure to provide Dr. Jamsheed with a list of any medications or supplements that you’re taking.

Your gingiva (gum) and bone health

Dental implants require a healthy, stable base to support them. If you have a history of tooth decay or severe gum disease, those infections will need to be managed prior to initiating implant treatment. We’ll also want to take an X-ray to evaluate the quantity and quality of bone that there is in your mouth, as this will serve as the primary foundation for your new “tooth”.

Underlying health conditions

A thorough health history review will allow us to identify specific conditions — such as bleeding disorders, recent surgeries, or bone disease — that are contraindications for implant therapy.

Ensuring a Successful Experience

We want each dental implant treatment to succeed. That’s why we work closely and carefully with each patient to ensure they’re a candidate for implants before we initiate the installation process.

For more information or to find out if you qualify for modern dental implants, call Encino Dental Studio!

You Might Also Enjoy...

Dental Insurance: Use it Before You Lose It

Each year, your dental insurance benefits “expire” and reset to the next calendar year. For most insurance plans, that’s December 31st/January 1st. For some carriers, the date is a different time in the year, but most are January to December.

White vs. Metal Fillings

Amalgam dental fillings have been used successfully for generations. However, options like composite (white) fillings are becoming more popular. Which one is better?

Financing Options for Dental Implants

Considering our Encino dental implants? Concerned about the cost? If you’re in the early stages of considering dental implant therapy, here are some important things to know.

Side-Effects of Missing Teeth

Planning to have a tooth taken out? Did you lose a tooth due to an injury? Here are some of the consequences of tooth loss and what can happen if you don’t replace it quickly enough.

Dental Crowns vs. Fillings

A broken, cracked, or decaying tooth can impact your diet and self-confidence. But with so many types of restorative options — especially dental fillings and crowns — how can you know which treatment is best for your needs?