If you have any of the following symptoms, you might be a good candidate for full dental implants:
- If you are in the process of losing about half your teeth.
- Anyone with advanced periodontal diseases is eligible for full dental implants.
- If you have lost half of your teeth and the other half is also damaged, you can undergo a full dental implant procedure. However, your remaining teeth will be extracted, and full arches will be fixed to four or more implants will be placed on your jaw.
- Cigarette smokers are also eligible because cigarette smoke harms and blocks the salivary glands. The implants need saliva to fight harmful bacteria, and lack of it increases the risk of infection in the jawbone and gums that support the implants. Additionally, nicotine restricts the flow of oxygen and blood to your bones, weakening the immune system. The dentist will recommend quitting for two years and abstain for six months after the procedure to allow the implants to heal.
- Pregnant women are also not eligible because the procedure utilizes general anesthesia during the surgery. Studies have shown that anesthesia causes miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight in infants.
- Medical conditions- if you have conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases, the ability of the jawbone to fuse with an implant to protect against infection is very low.
An experienced dentist performs full dental implants surgery at our clinic in Stuart, FL. They will provide you with the treatment following the standards