If you have missing teeth, dental implants can transform your smile like nothing else, but not everyone is an ideal candidate.

Missing teeth can make you want to hide your smile from the world, but with dental implants, you can smile confidently once again. Dental implants are the best solution to missing teeth for most people because, with the right care, they can last a lifetime. Plus, they are so comfortable that they feel exactly like your natural teeth. Dental implants are truly wonderful, but it’s important to determine if they are the right option for you.

Are you an ideal candidate for dental implants?

The ideal candidate for dental implants will need to meet certain criteria. Here are a few things we look for in dental implant candidates:

  • Sufficient bone density to support the implant
  • Healthy gums – free from gum disease
  • Non-smoker
  • Not taking any medication that may interfere with the healing process
  • Strong metabolic health
  • Does not suffer from an autoimmune disorder or uncontrolled diabetes

If you smoke or have low bone density, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t get dental implants, but it does mean that you should consult a dentist before you proceed with the process. Your dentist may be able to help you correct the problem prior to proceeding with dental implant surgery.

How do you find out if dental implants are right for you?

Dental implants require surgery and, like with any surgery, it’s important to ensure that it’s the right option for you. Our dentist at White Smiles Family Dentistry can help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to find out if dental implants are right for you or to learn about our other dental services in Albertville.