The Ideal Implant Candidate

Dental implants from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ not only restore the smiles of our patients with missing teeth, they restore the ability to bite and chew. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for an implant, but even difficult cases may be eligible.

Dental implants are titanium posts anchored to your jawbone. Titanium is remarkable compatible with human bone, and once the implant is placed it fuses to become one with your jaw. They are a rock-solid support for artificial teeth that function like natural teeth.

The Ideal Candidate

The best candidates for dental implants have the following traits:

  • In good general health. Conditions like diabetes can interfere with the recovery following placenemnt of an implant.
  • Non-smokers. The best patients do not smoke, or are willing to kick the habit for good. Tobacco use can interfere with the process of the implant fusing with the bone.
  • In good dental health. Gum disease, in particular, decreases the success rate of dental implants.
  • Good bone density. It’s important to have enough bone mass to support the dental implant. Even if you don’t, though, bone grafting can promote enough new bone growth to support one.

If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, please call us to find at Wildflower Dental in Sun City to find out what we can do for you. Options include single tooth dental implants and implant-supported dentures. We offer free second opinions and all-inclusive pricing, a lifetime warranty, and an in-office discount plan. Call for an appointment today!