There are certain requirements that must be met in order for a patient to be a suitable candidate for denture implants. Here is a general overview of the ideal candidate:
Implant dentures have fewer rods than permanent implants. Depending on the condition of your mouth, you may be able to have mini-implants. This will make it more affordable, a small amount of bone loss isn't a big deal, and you may be able to avoid sinus lifting
or bone grafting.
However, it's important to note that smoking doesn't mix well with dental implants. If you smoke, you must be willing to quit- at lest during the process and for a few months after the procedure while you are healing. Smoking is the most common reason patients end up losing their implants.
Patients that have TMJ
prefer to keep their teeth in when they sleep, which is why they have a sturdier attachment. This is the primary reason a permanent solution is better for these patients. The same applies for anyone who enjoys steaks and other foods that are hard to chew and are not willing to commit to soft foods.
Finally, denture implants require a healthy mouth. You must be willing to follow the strict care guidelines following the procedure. However, you may also need some treatment ahead of time. If you have periodontitis
, it must be healed before they will do implantation. It is also important to note that if you have a history of gum disease
, you are at an increased risk of infections from your dental implants.