Do you reside in Reston, VA and are missing one or more teeth? Do you want a more permanent solution for those missing teeth? Have you been taking relatively good care of your teeth, but are worried about the effects of your tooth loss? Now’s the time to connect with us and learn more about your candidacy for this unique dental implant treatment in Reston, VA. Take a look below at some general traits that good and bad candidates share when it comes to dental implants.
For those who are curious, let’s take a look at what qualified candidates have in common. Keep in mind that even if you don’t fall under these categories, it’s best to consult with Dr. Kim about your candidacy before rushing to conclusions:
Even if you possess all of these traits, be sure to consult with Dr. Kim before you move forward with dental implants. Also, check that you do not fall under the conditions listed below, as they could hinder your progress.
There’s another side of the spectrum: the patients who may need additional work, or need to break some habits before considering dental implants.
Smoking and Heavy Alcohol Use:Tobacco and alcohol both have properties that can greatly hinder the healing process for your dental implants. Healthy blood flow is needed for the jaw to recover from the implant placement, and tobacco and alcohol can slow the blood flow to the jaw, and cause dry mouth.
Certain Medical Conditions:
The dental implant process may not be safe for patients who have medical conditions such as immunodeficiency disorders, anemia, and more. We ask for your medical history when you first pay us a visit, but it would also be prudent to ask your doctor if you would be able to get dental implants as well.
Are you ready to take the leap towards a complete smile? Dental implants are a commitment that can last you a lifetime. Learn more by contacting us for a consultation in Reston, VA.