The best candidates for dental implants are those that have a fully grown jawbone, have an adequate jawbone structure to secure the implants, have healthy oral tissues, don’t have health problems that affect bone healing and are willing to allow several months for the healing process.
Who are unsuitable for dental implants?
Those with low bone densities will not be eligible for the dental implants and patients who smoke will be asked to stop, as smoking prevents the proper healing of gum tissue.
If I am unsuitable for traditional implants do I have any other options?
For those who are unsuitable for regular root form implants they may be considered for treatment with plate form implants and Subperiostea implants.
Plate form implants
The plate form implant is used when the patient’s jawbone is too narrow and they are unsuitable for a bone graft. The plate form implant is flat and elongated so that it can fit into the narrow jawbone.
The Subperiostea implant is an option for those who have very thin or small jawbones. The Subperiostea implant is fitted when there is not enough jawbone to do a root implant or a plate form implant. This implant sits on top of the bone but below the gums. There are two types of Subperiostea implants, the dual surgery and the single surgery.
For those who are unsuitable for root form implants due to low bone density there is Hybrid denture procedure. The Hybrid dentures can be completed in just one day, without the usual healing times required with root form implants. However, mini implants only last 15 years in comparison to the 30 plus years you can expect from root form implants. Of course, hybrid dentures can be repaired if needed. There are quite a few dental labs providing hybrid denture implant repairs in Port Orange, FL.
For those who have suffered for years with loose and ill-fitting dentures, dental implants could be the solution you need to restore your oral health and your happiness.