Who makes a good candidate for implants?

Your mouth should be examined by a restorative dentist before the decision to perform the dental implant procedure is made.  He/she determines the condition of your jaws and gums while assesses the fit of the present dentures or the tooth gap. Your doctor may also take X-rays and/or computer images, and will make replicas of your teeth and jaws.

Factors which may affect the decision to use implants include diabetes and allergies, along with any medications you take, alcohol and drug use, and smoking. Very few medical conditions actually rule out the use of dental implants. The health of your gums and oral tissues and the shape of your jaws are also important factors in the decision to use dental implants.