Dental Implants Candidate
Dental implants are widely considered by most dentists to be the number one solution for patients with missing teeth. At the Center for Dental Excellence in Monroeville, PA, Dr. Edward Narcisi can determine whether his patients are good dental implants candidates. While there are a number of requirements patients must meet in order to receive dental implants, patients can often undergo preparatory procedures to restore their candidacy if they do not meet those requirements. During a consultation at his office, Dr. Narcisi will conduct a thorough examination to determine whether any preparatory procedures will need to be performed before recommending a patient for dental implants surgery.
Determining Your Candidacy
Before moving forward with the planning stages and surgery, Dr. Narcisi must first take a look at several factors that will help us determine your candidacy for dental implants. These generally include:
Healthy Gums: Patients must be free of periodontal disease or other oral health issues that could interfere with the placement of the implants. If there are concerns pertaining to the health of your gums, we will address these issues first and then design a plan that can improve your candidacy.
Bone Density: Oftentimes when patients experience tooth loss and do not seek immediate treatment, the jawbone and surrounding tissue can begin to shrink and deteriorate. If bone atrophy has already began to occur or you do not have adequate bone strength, Dr. Narcisi can discuss how a technique such as All-on-4® may be a solution. If more severe bone loss has already occurred, you may require bone grafting to rebuild areas of your jaw to adequately support a restoration.
It is our goal to deliver dental implants that will last you for many years and for you to achieve the most optimal results.
Good General Health: Aside from missing teeth, it is important that a patient enjoys good oral health and good overall physical health as well. Patients should be non-smokers and free from any diseases or disorders that can interfere with their ability to heal.
Realistic Expectations: It is very important for patients seeking dental implants to have a clear understanding of what to expect during the procedure, the different steps required, and the healing process. In some cases, patients may require multiple treatments to address issues such as bone atrophy or unhealthy gums. Patients must also understand that the healing period required after dental implants surgery can take anywhere from four to six month while the implant fuses with the jaw. As a result, candidates must have patience and a good understanding of the entire process.
An Honest Approach
It is our goal to deliver dental implants that will last you for many years and for you to achieve the most optimal results. Therefore, during an evaluation, Dr. Narcisi and his team will give you an honest, professional opinion of your candidacy. If it is determined that you are not a good candidate at this time, we can help you devise a plan to improve your candidacy, or discuss alternative solutions.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, please contact us online to schedule a consultation. You can also call our office at (412) 373-9447 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff with any questions you may have about dental implants candidacy.