Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentistry in Van Buren?

Romantic Senior Couple Hugging On BeachChances are, if you are missing one or more teeth, then yes, you are a candidate for dental implants.  The experienced team at Pryor Family Dental in Van Buren, MO are advocates for your overall dental health, and will only perform a dental implant procedure if it is the best choice for you, and your unique, individual needs. There are however some health concerns that could prevent you from getting dental implants including:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Radiation to the jaw
  • Severe periodontal disease
  • Smoking
  • Alcoholism
  • Severe tooth grinding
  • Pregnancy
  • Connective-tissue diseases
  • Hemophilia

Dr. Pryor will assess your overall health, along with the health of your gums and jaw. it is important that you are in good health, and have enough bone to anchor the implants to your jaw. If you are missing a large portion of your jawbone, it is possible to still receive dental implants, but first the bone must be rebuilt, using a special procedure.  During your assessment, a 3D image of your mouth will be taken, allowing our experienced team to know exactly where the implants should be placed, as well as a complete overview of the bone density in your jaw.

woman portrait in autumnThe best candidates for successful dental implants are:

  • In good overall health.
  • Have healthy gums.
  • Willing to make a commitment to taking good care of their teeth and implants.
  • Have enough jawbone to anchor the implants.
  • Are old enough that their facial bones have stopped growing.

The first step to see if dental implants are right for you is to call to set up a consultation. Dr. Pryor and her team will take the time to get to know you and your dental history. One office visit is all it takes to get you on the path to having a secure, permanent smile once again.

You can contact our Van Buren, MO dental office by calling 573-323-4287 to schedule an appointment today!