Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The great thing about modern dental implant techniques is that almost everyone is a candidate! Together with our sophisticated technology, comprehensively-stocked implant facility, advanced computer design programs and highly qualified and experienced team, we here at the MALO Dental Implants Facility are able to place dental implants in most, if not all patients presenting with single, multiple or all of their teeth missing!
Age is frequently a factor that compels certain people and indeed professionals to avoid having dental implants placed. However, with the right expertise and technology and under carefully monitored conditions, people of all ages, young and old and every age in between can have single and multiple teeth replaced! Dental implants can be placed in teenagers who have had one of their new adult teeth knocked out due to some accidental injury. They can also be used to give people into their nineties a brand new set of beautiful and non-removable teeth with the innovative ‘All-on-4TM’ dental implant technique!
Many patients avoid getting teeth replaced because they believe they are beyond the stage of oral redemption. Rampant tooth loss is a common symptom of advanced periodontal (gum) disease – an acute and chronic bacterial infection of the soft tissue surrounding the teeth – that has gone untreated. Unfortunately, many patients are led to believe that they are not candidates for dental implants owing to the lack of sufficient bone volume in the jaw to support these teeth replacement devices. However, Dr Paulo Malo, the CEO and founder of world renowned MALO CLINICS, showed that through the careful placement and precise angulation of four dental implants in regions of the jaw that naturally contain a greater volume of atrophy-resistant bone tissue, even edentulous patients with advanced periodontal disease can receive oral rehabilitation and have non-removable teeth once again, and even better still… All in the same day!
Addressing Teeth that Require Replacement for All Kinds of Reasons
Regardless of whether you have lost single or multiple teeth to accidental trauma, chronic illness (i.e. diabetes), tooth decay, gum disease, a failed root canal, prescription medication or bad lifestyle choices such as drug abuse and alcoholism, dental implants provide comprehensive solutions. Having said this, bad habits such as smoking, drug addiction and alcoholism do significantly affect the ability of dental implants to remain stable and healthy once placed in the jaw. It is advised for your oral and general health and well-being that you seek immediate counsel on how to overcome these addictions before you consider dental implants.
Dental Implants: Who Needs Them?
Anyone who loses their adult teeth at any stage in their life is a possible candidate for dental implants (growing children and teenagers require careful consideration). With the statistics stacked against us, it is only a matter of time before each and every one of us will have to face losing at least one permanent tooth. Thankfully, today even patients that present with advanced periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay are able to receive dental implants:
- With the help of bone grafting surgery in the case of “traditional” dental implant techniques. In order for the base implant to be firmly anchored, it needs sufficient bone volume beneath the site/s of the missing teeth. Periodontal disease causes bone loss so bone grafting surgery is often required to augment and encourage the growth of healthy bone tissue to support implants.
- Without the help of bone grafting surgery in the case of the “All-on-4” dental implant technique used to replace all of a patient’s teeth. This revolutionary procedure almost always renders the need for bone grafting obsolete thanks to the ingenious placement and angulation of the dental implants in regions of the jaw that naturally contain a greater volume of atrophy-resistant bone tissue.
A Final Note…
We here at MALO Dental Implants are dedicated to helping you find comprehensive solutions to your missing teeth and oral problems. People of all ages presenting with all causes and stages of tooth loss can receive dental implants. With a generally accepted success rate of about 98%, it’s no wonder why millions are successfully placed every year in the United States alone. If you have lost one or more of your original adult teeth, then it is exceptionally important for you to receive immediate treatment at the MALO Dental Implants Facility. Tooth loss compromises the overall health and stability of the neighboring teeth as well as the underlying jaw; something that can require far more invasive and expensive procedures to rectify if left untreated for long.