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You might have some reservations about dental implants. While you feel extremely excited at the prospect of choosing them for yourself, perhaps there is a part of you that worries candidacy is going to be an issue. The good news is that even big hurdles are often easily overcome, so you can make implants your tooth replacement solution of choice. Curious about all of the details? We are happy to help you along during this exciting time!

Are You Informed About The Process?

If you don’t know much about the process required of dental implants, it’s important to note that your candidacy may rest in part on this factor. It’s going to take a while to get from the beginning of your journey to the end, so you’re looking at several months to a year to completion. If you can make this work for your life, then you are a step closer to becoming a wonderful candidate. Rest assured, the time is well spent and you will be able to enjoy excellent function throughout the experience. Consider the details:

  • You will need oral surgery for placement
  • You will need a few months for the implants to fuse to your jawbone tissue
  • We will need to restore the implants once fusion (called osseointegration) is complete

How’s Your Jawbone Health?

The main reason patients feel concerned about candidacy for dental implants? You need a strong, healthy jawbone to support them. If you have dealt with any damage or volume loss, this is not necessarily a roadblock. Instead, it’s an obstacle we can overcome with the use of bone grafting to re-establish a full, healthy jawbone.