The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is required to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
It is extremely important for the patient to undergo a comprehensive examination to determine if he or she is a good candidate for the procedure. The dentist will evaluate the patient’s medical and dental history. X-rays and sometimes a computerized axial tomography scan (CT scan) will have to be carried out to evaluate the condition of the jawbones including the texture and quality of bone available for implant placement. Radiographic imaging also helps in assessing the location of adjacent nerves and sinuses. Medical problems such as uncontrolled diabetes mellitus will certainly cause failure of dental implants.
Meticulous treatment planning is extremely important for undergoing dental implant procedures.