Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants can be placed in most adults who are in good to moderate health. They are not typically placed in adolescents until they have reached their full height. Young-adults who have congenitally missing teeth, or tooth loss due to injury, are excellent candidates. Adults or seniors who have tooth loss from decay or periodontal disease now have the option of implants rather than partials or dentures. Comfort, convenience and the natural esthetics of dental implants are just a few of the many benefits that patients enjoy.