Am I a Candidate?
It is important to be informed about procedures such as dental implants when choosing from your options for tooth replacement. To get the best information regarding your suitability, do not hesitate to call us at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery. Not everybody is a suitable candidate for dental implants, but there are a few key things to look at when deciding whether you can undergo this surgery with the best results.

What are Dental Implants?


Here, we will briefly look at what dental implants are and how they are constructed. In short, dental implants are replacements for your tooth roots. Many people suffer from tooth loss, and this procedure can be helpful to fix your grin for your next social occasion and photo opportunity, or even boost your confidence. They are a kind of foundation that can hold a permanent, or fixed, replacement tooth, or a removable one such as partial dentures or dental bridges. There are many advantages to dental implants. These include improving your appearance. They can also improve your speech, your comfort, make eating easier, and drastically improve your oral health.

Who Qualifies?


In most cases, patients who come to our office are good candidates to receive dental implants. Anyone who can have a routine tooth extraction or minor surgery is also suitable for dental implants. Healthy gums are the basis for successful dental implantation procedures around existing teeth. If you have gum disease, from gingivitis to periodontal disease, we may recommend that this be treated and taken care of adequately before performing any other surgery on the gums or jaws. Good oral hygiene is a must; this will include regular brushing and flossing along with regular check-ups with your dentist or hygienist.

Some people who may need a medical assessment, based on their health, would be those who smoke heavily or those who have uncontrolled chronic illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease. Patients who are taking medications that affect the jawbones or those who have undergone radiation therapy to the head or neck area will need to be assessed by our oral and maxillofacial surgeons to confirm whether dental implants would be suitable. Before we schedule your procedure, we will look at your medical and dental health to determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants.

Overall, being a candidate for dental implants comes down to individual needs and medical and dental health. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly qualified and are happy to help you find the most suitable option for teeth replacement. We will always strive to recommend the best options for our patients to achieve the best results in the long term. We want to reduce the number of visits and the cost in conjunction with giving the best care and advice possible.

Schedule Your Consultation


To talk to one of our friendly receptionists about setting up a consultation to assess your suitability for dental implants, you may make a call to New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery at (914) 768-8220. We will be more than happy to provide you with all you need to know!