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Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Expect


2. Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?

As we already mentioned, people get dental implants to replace teeth roots. They are surgically placed into the jawbone and fused to the bone which means they won’t slip, make noise, or damage the bones or any already existing teeth the way that bridgework or dentures could. However, there are some stipulations for who can qualify to get the surgery done. You have to have healthy oral tissue, don’t smoke tobacco, one or more missing teeth, a jawbone that has reached full growth, adequate bone structure to secure the implants or able to have a bone graft. You must also not have any conditions that would interfere or affect bone healing, be unable or unwilling to wear dentures and be able to commit to several moths of the procedure, says the Mayo Clinic.

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