Preparing For Dental Implants

Before getting dental implants, there are a number of things you should check. Dental implants have a much higher chance of success if they are placed in a healthy mouth that is devoid of cavities or bacterial infection, and that has been treated for any problems it may have and is free of gum disease as well. This article will serve as a checklist, to see what kind of preliminary treatments you can expect to have to undergo, and what you can expect as a matter of analysis as well.

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Preparing For Dental Implants

Minor treatments

If you have any small, unfinished work that needs to be done, now is the time to finish them. If you have any cavities you will need to get them filled, to make sure there are as little bacteria in the mouth as possible. This same safety measure means you will need to get a hygiene session to clear out any plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces, and to clean your gums out as well. If you have gum disease, the dentist will clear it up with a hygiene session or possibly a course of antibiotics, if the case is a little bit more serious.

During the consultation session

During the consultation session, an impression of your teeth will be taken, and a crown will be made according to it. The dentist will also take an x-ray of your teeth and possibly a CT scan, if it may become necessary. This is needed to get an idea of the internal topography of the bones and the tissues underneath the gums that are invisible to the naked eye. Only like this can the dentist decide what the best course of action is, and where to drill or not drill, in order to miss the dental nerve and avoid any damage or injury. The density of your bone is also checked, as only very healthy jawbones can accept and house dental implants

Excluding factors

There are certain systemic diseases that can exclude you from getting dental implants. The idea is that these diseases can make your jawbone deteriorate very quickly, and through no fault of your own, and as such, the dentist cannot justify making you pay a bunch of money for something that can fail at any moment. Diabetes is one such disease, but osteoporosis is also a disqualifying factor. Haemophilia and HIV/AIDS are also disqualifying diseases, for rather obvious reasons. 

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