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How do I know if I am a good candidate for Jacksonville dental implants?


Generally speaking, almost anyone who is missing one or more teeth is considered a good candidate for dental implants in Jacksonville. Aside from small children, whose teeth and bones are still developing, dental implants are used for people of a variety of ages.

Certain medical conditions can impact your candidacy for dental implants. A few medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes may require extra precautions, but may not rule you out from being a candidate. Other medical conditions that may not interfere with your ability to qualify for dental implants include:

  • Gum disease. This has shown to have little to no impact on the success of dental implants.
  • Smoking. Although not all smokers have success with getting dental implants, some smokers are able to have them placed successfully.
  • Bone loss. Bone loss is not uncommon for people needing dental implants. Oral surgeons are trained in how to work with a variety of bone diseases to help secure the implant.
  • Current wearer of partial or full dentures. If you currently wear partial or full dentures, implants may still be able to help. Many patients find that implants are a more satisfactory alternative to partial dentures. Talk to your St. Augustine cosmetic dentist for more information.

Dental implants are one of the most exciting and revolutionary aspects of Florida cosmetic dentistry. If you are interested in getting implants but are not sure if you are a candidate, contact St. Augustine cosmetic dentist, Dr. Freeman to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Steven Freeman Focuses on Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry at Elite Smiles-St. Augustine