Dr. Robert Thein has placed many dental implants for patients with varying dental needs and desires. He is board certified and is a diplomate on the American Board of Oral Implantology. In addition to his expertise, a successful dental implant procedure must have a candidate that meets a combination of the following criteria:
- Is in good, general health as supported by your physician.
- Possesses healthy teeth and gums as determined by your dentist.
- Does not suffer from autoimmune disorders and/or uncontrolled diabetes.
- Does not have an addictive habit of smoking.
- Is not undergoing cancer treatment.
- Maintains proper oral hygiene practices at home.
- Is willing to commit time before final results are seen.
- Contains sufficient bone density to support the implant.
- Is not currently taking medication that interferes with bone growth.
- Have suffered facial collapse.
Cause for Dental Implant Failure
A marginal chance of dental implant failure does exist with any procedure. Though very rare, most cases are caused by having a mouth that does not contain sufficient bone density to support the implant, leading to its failure. Dr. Thein will not perform a dental implant if he believes your mouth is not fit for one.
Fortunately, this problem can be solved with the implementation of bone grafting, offered by Dr. Thein in preparation for a successful dental implant. If your mouth is unfit for the procedure, then Dr. Thein will utilize the necessary steps in preparing your teeth and gums for dental implant placement.
If you believe you may meet the criteria for a dental implant procedure, call our office to schedule and appointment or a brief complimentary consultation.