Before patients can schedule a dental implant procedure, they must understand what a dentist looks for in a good candidate.
VENTURA, CA, October 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Dr. Greg Meier, Ventura dentist, knows what to look for in a good candidate for dental implants. When a patient is interested in dental implants, Dr. Meier must evaluate whether or not this alternative is the best choice.
Dental implants are most successful when the right candidates get the procedure. Health issues and bad oral hygiene can affect a patient's chance as a dental implant candidate. Dr. Meier and his staff evaluate and review a patient's medical and dental history before they can determine if the patient is a good candidate.
People who may not be good candidates
Pregnant women should make sure to minimize exposure to anesthesia and other medications during pregnancy. Kids, teenagers and young adults' permanent teeth are coming in and taking up space, so the jawbone can still be growing, which makes it difficult for proper dental implants. Heavy drinking and smoking can also negatively affect dental implants. Also, patients who clench or grind their teeth might add too much pressure on the dental implants.
People with chronic diseases and systemic problems may not be good candidates for dental implants. Patients that suffer from diabetes, connective-tissue diseases, immune deficiencies, hemophilia and head or neck cancer need to consult with their dentist about risks.
A good candidate will typically have four things: healthy gums, proper bone density, strong immune system and great oral hygiene.
"Our practice focuses on the patients' needs and oral health, so we want to make sure patients who are interested in dental implants are good candidates. A successful procedure will depend on health history, and we are here to help patients figure that out" said Dr. Meier, Ventura, CA dentist.
To learn more about dental implants, patients are encouraged to visit the practice's comprehensive dental website at http://www.hillviewdentalcare.com/
About Dr. Greg Meier: Dr. Greg Meier, dentist in Ventura, has been in dentistry since he graduated from UCLA Dental School. He works hard to make all of his patients comfortable when they are in his office and participates in continuing education programs to maintain his high level of dental knowledge. A member of many professional organizations including The American Dental Association and Dentist Who Care, Dr. Meier's passion for his trade integrates into the genuine concern he has for his patients. His practice offers a variety of services including braces, dental implants and dentures.
Hill View Dental Care
3555 Loma Vista
Ventura, CA 93003
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