Dental Implant Candidates
Dental implants from our Redondo Beach dentist, Dr. Michael Fulbright, present an ideal replacement option for people who are missing one or more teeth. They are permanent, they look and feel natural, and they are custom-made for the best possible fit. In order for dental implants to be successful, candidates for the procedure should have:
- Adequate amount of bone in the jaw
- Reasonably healthy gum tissue
- Fully developed jawbone structure
- No medical or dental condition that can affect proper healing post-surgery, such as uncontrolled diabetes
- No ongoing radiation or chemotherapy treatment
While these typically describe a good candidate, patients should attend a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists to know for sure. At this time your gums and jaw are examined, revealing whether they would make an adequate foundation for the titanium post that will be anchored to the jawbone. There are a variety of effective missing teeth replacement alternatives that can often be performed for patients who are not candidates for dental implants. Dr. Fulbright will go over all of your options with you at your initial consultation to determine the treatment that can best meet your goals.
If you would like to learn about candidacy for dental implants, please contact us for more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fulbright.