If you have one or multiple missing teeth and are thinking about getting dental implants, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for it or not. Generally, if you are in good health and a non-smoker adult, you are a good candidate for dental implant.
Risk #1: Smoking
The majority of dental implant failures are due to smoking habits. Smokers are at greatest risk for bone loss, especially around their dental implants. This can greatly compromise the prognosis of dental implants with eventual loosening and implant loss. Therefore, for those of you who are serious about replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, it is to your best interest if you could quit smoking first. This is not only good for your overall health, but for your total oral health including your dental implant health, also.
Risk #2: Grinding Your Teeth
The second risk factor for dental implant failures are if you are a grinder or clencher. But, this is preventable by providing you with a bite guard to protect your dental implants from any biting trauma which is caused by excessive grinding or clenching of your teeth.
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At Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center at Scripps located in Del Mar, Dr Roya Mirkhan can provide you with the latest science and technology regarding dental implants and your options for the best possible result. Please browse the rest of her website to learn more about dental implants.