Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Dental implants are an ideal way for our patients to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants offer several benefits, including being the most effective and long-lasting tooth replacement solution.

Unfortunately, dental implants are not right for everyone. The best way to find out if they are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keith Warr to assess your candidacy and explore all the options available to you.

To schedule an appointment today, simply complete the form on this page or call 801-355-5385. We welcome patients from Draper, West Valley City and other areas near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ideal Candidates

The conditions for successful implant treatment are relatively few. Good candidates for the procedure should generally meet the following criteria:

  • Have sufficient bone density in the jaw.
  • Do not have periodontal (gum) disease.
  • Be free of uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders that may complicate your ability to heal.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Be committed to good, ongoing dental hygiene.
  • Be prepared for a lengthy treatment. The implant process can take several months to complete.

Bone Density

Having adequate bone density in your jaw to accommodate the dental implant is one of the most important considerations for candidacy.  Without sufficient bone density, the implant process and longevity may not be successful.

In certain cases, a bone graft can restore the needed jaw density. During this procedure, a pieces of bone may be transplanted from another part of your body or prepackaged sterile bone particulate may be used. Dr. Warr will fully assess the current condition of your jaw and tell you if a bone graft is necessary for your treatment.

Gum Disease and Dental Implant Candidacy

Another primary consideration for implant candidacy is gum disease. Periodontal disease is often the leading cause for tooth loss in the first place. If you have gum disease, you and your dentist will need to successfully address the problem before the implant process can continue.

If you are considering dental implants in the Midvale or Salt lake City area, contact Warr Dental online or at 801-355-5385 today to set up an appointment. We proudly serve patients from West Jordan, South Jordan and throughout Utah.