11 Dec 2020

Dental implants are an excellent way to restore a smile after tooth loss, but did you know that not every smile can support dental implants? Some smiles may require some additional treatments prior to receiving dental implants, and some may not be qualified. Keep reading to learn more about the dental health qualifications needed for Boynton Beach dental implants.

There are a few reasons why some smiles may not be eligible for dental implants. Anyone with a history of poor oral hygiene, a smoking habit, or anyone living with chronic illness may not be eligible for dental implants. All of these factors could lead to serious oral health issues like extreme gum disease, dental decay, and even oral infection. Chronic illness could lead to bone density issues that could ultimately lead to the dental implant being unsuccessful. Other factors that could impact Boynton Beach dental implant candidacy includes some medications that could impact the bone tissue’s ability to heal. To find out if you are able to support a dental implant, you should meet with our team to discuss your full health history. Our team will be able to identify all of your dental care options.

In order to receive dental implants, the jaw structure needs to be strong enough to ensure that the implant will hold in place. A lack of foundation will cause the implant to fail in the future, so bone grafting may be necessary to help prepare the jaw for implants. Bone grafting is the process of retrieving healthy bone tissue from another place in the body and placing it in the jaw to help encourage natural bone growth. This is a routine procedure that can reactivate jaw bone health so that it is strong enough to support the implant. After tooth loss, the jaw begins to recede because there is nothing there for it to support. Bone grafting may be used if a tooth has been gone for a long period of time in order to repair the jaw after a long period of deterioration.

Gum grafting is also an option to help prepare a smile for dental implants. Extreme gum recession and periodontal disease can leave your mouth vulnerable to infection. Receding gums can not support dental implants, so gum grafting may be necessary prior to treatment. Soft tissue is borrowed from another area of the mouth and is placed in the area of the gums that have experienced severe recession. This is a relatively simple procedure that can easily repair damaged gums, but proper dental hygiene and regular cleanings are also necessary to maintain the now healthy gum tissue.

To learn more about Boynton Beach dental implants, call our office to schedule a consultation. Our team can help you understand if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Other restorative dentistry treatments may be available to you if dental implants will not work for your specific needs. Get the strong and beautiful smile you deserve; call today to book your Boynton Beach dental implants consultation.