Candidates for Dental Implants
If you are interested in implants to replace a missing or lost tooth, Dr. Fawcett will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if your health is conducive to this type of restoration. If you aren’t in good general health, implants may not work for your needs. Healthy gums and good jawbone density are essential to support the implants. You must also be meticulous about regular dental visits and maintaining your dental hygiene. There’s a higher risk with implants for those who suffer from diabetes, as this can interfere with healing. Although smoking poses an additional surgical risk, it does not preclude smokers from receiving implants. Smokers may be at greater risk for gum disease than non-smokers, and gum disease can weaken the gum and bone tissue needed to support implants.
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