Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Wed, 04/19/2017

Implant dentistry in FresnoDr. Miyake often recommends dental implants for our Fresno-area patients who are in need of long-term tooth replacement. Implants offer a number of advantages over dentures and other replacement options, and, as a result, they are often the best choice for many of our patients.

But it's important to remember that implants aren't right for everyone. We work very hard to ensure our patients only undergo the procedures that are appropriate for them and their specific needs. Dental implants are no exception.

The ideal candidate for dental implants:

  • Is in good overall health and has no active infections
  • Does not suffer from gum disease
  • Is prepared to invest significant time in the implant process
  • Has sufficient bone density to support an implant in the jaw

That last point is the truly important one. Because dental implants require the placement of a titanium implant root in the jaw, there must be enough bone density there to support the implant. However, even if you lack that density, there are options – many patients in this position undergo bone grafts to augment their jaw bone.

We understand you likely still have lots of questions about dental implants and if they're right for you. We want to answer those questions, address your concerns and help you down the path toward good dental health.

If you live in or around Fresno, California and you're considering dental implants, please call Dr. Gregory G. Miyake today at 559-224-0103 to arrange a consultation and examination.