Dental implants provide patients with a strong, long-lasting
solution for missing teeth. For qualified candidates, they are often a much
lower-maintenance solution than bridges or dentures would be. Not everyone is a
qualified candidate for the procedure, and it takes a screening to know for
sure. For patients seeking dental implants in Chandler, AZ
, Dr. William Walden has developed a convenient set
of pre-screening criteria can help with the decision to schedule a screening.
How Dental Implants
Whether the implant is designed for a single missing tooth
or a larger array of
them, dental implants work the same way. The implant is anchored to the jawbone
with titanium rods, providing the best possible stability and lifespan. This is
done surgically, and it does require that the patient be healthy enough to
undergo the procedure.
Patients looking for implants in the Chandler, AZ area
should review this list of criteria, to help them understand their likelihood
of being a candidate for the procedure:
Patients need to be free of active infections
(including gum disease) and in general good health. This is a general
requirement of most elective surgeries.
The patient’s bone density and mass must both be
able to support the titanium anchors the implants rely on.
The patient needs to be able to set aside the
recommended recovery time to properly heal from the procedure.
These are the easiest ways to tell if an individual is
likely to benefit from a more detailed examination, and that examination is the
only way to know for sure whether a patient is a candidate for dental implants.
Patients looking for dental implants in
are encouraged to schedule an examination with Dr. Walden if
they fit all three criteria. You can reach our office at (480) 346-7989 for
more information or to schedule an appointment.
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