Wondering if you’re suitable for dental implants?
The answer is probably ‘yes’! Anyone who has lost a tooth or teeth is potentially eligible to have dental implant treatment.
Implants are made out of titanium, which is an incredibly strong and perfectly safe material that is biocompatible (not harmful or toxic to living tissue). However, there are a few issues to consider before you decide to go ahead with the procedure.
Patients who have any of the following conditions are classified as ‘risk patients’ for implant surgery:
- certain cancer treatments
Smokers or heavy drinkers are also classified as risk patients.
Some medications may also negatively affect the ability to have dental implant treatment as they can interfere with the important healing process known as osseointegration. It’s essential to discuss these issues with your dentist. It’s also important to disclose all medical history, along with previous medications, to help minimise the risk of implant failure.
Dental implants, when performed by a trained and experienced dentist here in Australia, are safe and harmless and are an unbeatable option for those with missing teeth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.