Dental implants can be very demanding on the body of the patient. The amount of trauma the gums and jawbone experience mean that there are a number of standards that must be met.
Most dental implants involve the implant being fused with the jawbone. This is often achieved by inserting the implant through the gum.
Bone density is a major concern to dentists when performing an implant procedure, since it is required that the implant must be inserted into the jawbone where it will fuse. The jawbone is required to be dense enough to facilitate and hold the implant screw. If the dentist believes the bone is not dense enough they can recommend a bone graph or a less demanding implant procedure.
Gum disease can be very detrimental to anyone who is looking to have implants. Not only must the gums be healthy enough to withstand the procedure but also infection and disease will possibly spread and be detrimental to the implants if oral hygiene is poor.
It has been documented on how smokers have a higher failure rate when it comes to implants. As with nearly all procedures, smoking can create complications in operations. The general health of a person is required to be at a good level when undergoing these sorts of procedures. If you are a regular smoker your Essex dentist may need to decide whether you smoke too much to give you implants.