The reason why dental implants are able to provide such amazing results is thanks to an organic process called osseointegration, which works to fuse your titanium implant fixture directly to your jawbone. It is this process that allows dental implants to work and feel just like natural teeth, and provides their unrivaled strength and reliability. Because of how important osseointegration is to the dental implant process, a patient’s candidacy is determined by whether or not this process will succeed for the patient.
For some patients, certain habits or conditions they have may be a threat to osseointegration’s success, and so these patients may be turned away from implant treatment. Here at our office, it is important to us that we make sure that patients can handle the treatment before we recommend dental implants to them. We encourage you to continue reading this page to learn about what factors Dr. Barry Cohen looks at when determining a patient’s candidacy for treatment with dental implants.
When it comes to determining whether or not a patient will make a good candidate for dental implant treatment, we look at certain traits in the prospective patient. Some of these traits include:
Unfortunately for some patients, they may not qualify for treatment with dental implants because of a condition or habit they may possess. The reason for this is the fact that these factors may result in a higher chance of your implant treatment failing. Some of these habits and conditions include:
For most of these patients, it may simply be a matter of waiting for their condition to heal or change before they will be able to proceed with treatment using dental implants. Or, they may require a supplemental treatment, which can restore their condition to the point where they will be able to receive implants.
If you want to find out whether or not you might be a good candidate for treatment with dental implants, then you will need to attend a free no-obligation consultation with Dr. Barry Cohen first. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in the Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Havertown, Springfield, and Broomall areas.
Drs. Barry Cohen & Susan Schlesinger
4750 Township Line Rd, Suite 2
Drexel Hill, PA
Monday: 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 8PM
Thursday: 8AM – 6:30PM
Friday: 7AM – 1PM
Saturday: Appointment Only