Dental Implants

Frequently Asked Questions

No, those with active gum disease or an untreated oral infection won’t be a good candidate for dental implants. The implant placement procedure requires a healthy jawbone and gums, so any active gum infections or disease must be treated before the tooth implant can be placed.

Smoking can affect the healing process and increase the risk of implant failure, so individuals who smoke may not be good candidates for dental implants. Your dentist or oral surgeon will evaluate your overall oral health, including your smoking history, to determine if dental implants are a suitable option for you.

Individuals with systemic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and certain autoimmune disorders may be at an increased risk for implant complications and infections. Similarly, those suffering from osteoporosis, or taking medications for bone deterioration, may also have a higher likelihood of implant complications.

Determine Your Dental Implant Candidacy Today

Do you think dental implants are the best treatment for you? For those living in Westland, MI, contact our dentist today at (734) 261-6060 to schedule your appointment. We’ll guide you through the treatment steps and see if you qualify for dental implants.