To determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, our surgeons must first see you for an initial consultation and oral examination. The purpose of the initial consultation is for our team to review your medical and dental history and evaluate your current dental condition. Only then can our team determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
For some patients, the current state of their mouth may not be ideal for placing dental implants. For example, some patients have suffered from extreme bone loss and they do not have enough bone for the implant to be placed securely. In that case, our doctors may recommend additional treatment, such as bone grafting. In order to provide the dental implants with the highest chance for success, they must have a strong foundation. To learn more about the long term effects of bone loss, please visit our Bone Grafting page.