Dental Implant Candidacy in Philadelphia
- Posted on: Jul 14 2012
Your dental implant candidacy will ultimately be determined by our experienced Philadelphia implant dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall. However, there are a few general requirements that all potential patients should meet. The best candidates for dental implants are:
- In good oral health
- Enough bone density in the implant area
- Free of gum disease
- Not taking medications that may interfere with bone healing
If you are not initially a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Marshall will look for ways to improve your chances of success. This may include a bone grafting procedure to improve your jawbone density at the site of your missing tooth, treatment for gum disease, or quitting smoking.
Dental implants are the strongest, most reliable tooth replacement option available. Whenever possible, Dr. Marshall recommends option above all others. However, if dental implants are not right for you, Dr. Marshall will be happy to discuss alternatives such as dental bridges or dentures to help restore the strength, function, and beauty of your smile.
If you live in or around Philadelphia, Ardmore, or Main Line, Pennsylvania, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD to find out if dental implants are right for you.
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