Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?

Do you wonder if you are a candidate for dental implants? Our experienced dentist and team will be happy to conduct an evaluation of your mouth to determine if implants are right for you! Most people who are missing teeth are candidates for implant dentistry in Greensboro, North Carolina, though in some cases, they need to receive additional treatments prior to receiving their implants. Dr. David Civils will work with you to determine if implants are the right option for your oral health and smile and create a treatment plan that meets your needs. Give us a call at 336-272-4177 to schedule your appointment!

Can I receive dental implants if I have crowded or crooked teeth?
Yes! You may need to receive orthodontic treatment prior to receiving implants to ensure that there is enough space for the tooth and that your teeth will fit correctly, but you will be able to receive a dental implant after that treatment is completed.

Is there a cutoff age for dental implants?
No. It is never too late to improve your oral health and smile. Please be aware, however, that there may be additional requirements for dental implants that younger individuals may not need. For example, if you have worn dentures for a long time prior to receiving dental implants, you may not have enough bone density to support your implants. In this case, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary, or mini implants may be a more appropriate option. (Mini dental implants use shorter implant posts, requiring less bone structure to secure and support the implant.)

Can I get implants if I have a bad bite?
Yes. The position of your bite does not necessarily impact whether or not you can receive an implant. However, our dentist may recommend that you consider solutions to address this issue, as improperly aligned jaws affect the appearance and functionality of your smile.

Are dental implants the best solution for missing teeth?
Dental implants are considered the ideal option for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace individual teeth or entire arches of teeth, depending on your needs, and are the only tooth replacement option that replaces both the roots and the crowns of your tooth. Our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine if implants are the best option for your oral health and smile.

Can I receive implants if I have gum disease or cavities?
Not immediately. If you have periodontal disease, tooth decay or another dental condition, you will need to receive treatment for that issue before you can receive a dental implant. Once your oral health has been restored, you should be able to receive an implant without any complications.

My teeth fell out a long time ago, can I still receive dental implants?
Yes. If your teeth have been missing for a long time and you have been wearing dentures, you may have experienced some resorption, or shrinking, of your jawbone. This could prevent your bone from being able to support an implant and may require you to receive additional treatments prior to receiving dental implants.