Fresno Dental Implant Candidacy

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

Thu, 08/16/2012


Dental implants are the only permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. While ideal for many men and women in the Fresno area, dental implants are not suited to everyone. During your initial consultation with implant dentist, Dr. Greg Miyake, your candidacy for this procedure can best be determined.

Dental Implant Candidates

To be a good candidate for dental implants you need to be in generally good health and free of significant oral health issues such as periodontal disease. You should also be prepared for a surgical procedure and willing to follow all of Dr. Miyake’s postsurgical advice.

Dental implants require sufficient jawbone structure for support. If you lack jawbone density or width, Dr. Miyake may need to discuss your options for bone grafting. If bone grafting is not an option, you may need to consider an alternative to implants such as dentures or a dental bridge.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Miyake will examine your jaw and decide on the tooth replacement option most suited to meet your needs.

If you would like to learn if you are a good candidate for dental implants in the Fresno, Clovis, and Madera areas of California, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an evaluation today.