Posted on 5/1/2017 by Dr. Franco
|Here at BiteLock, we can help you find the perfect solution to your oral needs, including dental implants, and our amazing BiteLock implant denture system. Unfortunately, not everyone can get the required implants for our system. There are some strict prerequisites to make sure that you are prepared and healthy enough. Rejected implants can be painful and make things incredibly stressful. To eliminate any potential for problems, we make sure you are ready before we offer implants as a solution to your oral health needs. Here is some general information on implant candidacy, but if you have more specific questions for our friendly and knowledgeable staff, don't hesitate to give us a call today!
What Can Disqualify Me?
One major reason for the disqualification of patients is simply their jawbone. For implants to take hold, there needs to be a sufficient amount of bone to support them, and with missing teeth you will experience bone loss over time. For the implants to fuse properly with your jaw, a bone graft may be needed to supplement decreasing or thin bones. However, if this is a realistic process for you, you may still be in luck. Another reason that can rule out implants is pregnancy. While this is more of a postponement than a disqualification, it is still significant, since oral surgery can be harmful within the first three months of pregnancy. Although the risk decreases after the first trimester, it is better to wait until after delivery for a procedure such as this.
If you have a disease that inhibits your healing abilities, or that is uncontrolled, you will likely be declined for implants. For example, if you are a cancer patient and are currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment, you may be declined or postponed until after your treatment is finished and you have an “ok” from your doctor. You also may be declined if you have shown a significantly unmotivated oral hygiene routine, since implants may cause more damage than help if you do not take proper care of them.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Our ideal candidate has to have good bone density along with healthy teeth and gums. You also should show a solid commitment to good oral hygiene so that you will not cause yourself more harm in the long run. If you do not suffer from any uncontrolled or autoimmune diseases and haven't had certain medications usually associated with cancer treatment, you may also be in the clear. Non-smokers are preferred as well as smoking can cause significant damage. Our denture system has to be well taken care of, and our ideal candidate should be able to commit to treating their new teeth as well as they would their natural teeth.
Our Teeth-In-A-Day system is extraordinary, and BiteLock is proud of the technological leaps and bounds that we have taken to get here. However, if you cannot get implants for whatever reason, you may be better off with standard implants or another solution. Call us today at (972) 594-7414 to set up a consultation with our expert staff to see if you too can join the others who have found a bright new smile with BiteLock.
PEDRO F. FRANCO, DDS
HOWARD B. PRICE, DDS
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ENNIS, TX 75119