Missing tooth or teeth doesn’t mean that the patient does not have good oral health. Regular brushing (at least twice a day) with proper technique provide good oral hygiene that is greatly contribute to the success of the treatment. Patients who have uncontrolled diabetes, smoke, or drink alcohol, have a lower sucess rate with dental implants, because of lower oral health.
Gum in good condition
Since dental implants connected with gums, those patients who have gum disease/periodontal disease are not suitable candidates for dental implants. Healthy gums are ideal to support the dental implants.
Proper bone density
Good bone density is essential, as sufficient amount of bone is indispensable to support the implant adequately. Generally, children don’t qualify for implant dentistry, since their bones are not developed properly.
Maintaining oral health
Commitment to oral health is not only the best way to make the patient suitable for dental implants, but it also helps to prevent other serious conditions and tooth problems. Regular brushing, flossing, and use of mouthash is essential for maintaining oral health, It is also recommended to participate in a dental check-up half yearly.