Implant Candidacy - Kalispell, MT

Good Health, Great Smile – Your Dental Implant Candidacy

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Are You a Dental Implant Candidate?

While virtually all patients with missing teeth are dental implant candidates, there are a few factors Dr. Dave Dodrill looks for to ensure the health and longevity of the dental implant. If you have missing teeth and are in generally good health, chances are you are a dental implant candidate! However, you must have a strong health foundation to ensure the best outcomes.

This means factors such as well-controlled chronic conditions, like diabetes or heart disease, play an important role in determining eligibility. Healthy gums and sufficient jawbone density are essential for successfully integrating dental implants. Our commitment is to provide safe and effective treatment for you, and assessing physical health is integral to ensuring the success and longevity of your dental implant procedure.

Assessing Your Candidacy

Determining your candidacy for dental implants is crucial to achieving a confident, functional smile. It entails a comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Dave Dodrill . This assessment examines various factors, including overall health, gum condition, jawbone density, and specific dental needs. Your treatment begins with a thorough evaluation, providing the foundation for a successful and transformative dental implant experience; however, there are a few conditions that help us determine your candidacy:


Gum Health

Healthy gums provide a stable foundation for implant placement and ensure proper healing. Gum disease or periodontal issues can complicate the implant process by increasing the risk of infection and implant failure. Addressing gum problems before dental implants is essential, as a healthy oral environment is crucial for long-term implant success. Regular dental check-ups and maintenance of gum health are vital steps to maximize your candidacy for dental implants.


Bone Volume

Bone volume is a critical factor in determining your eligibility for dental implants. Adequate bone density is essential to provide stable support for the implant. If you have insufficient bone volume, it may be necessary to undergo bone grafting procedures to augment the bone in the implant site. A thorough evaluation by Dr. Dave Dodrill will assess your bone volume and determine the most suitable approach to ensure the success of your dental implant procedure. Addressing bone volume concerns is essential to achieving a strong and lasting foundation for your new smile.


Systemic Conditions

Certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders, can affect the body's ability to heal properly after implant surgery. Having these conditions well-managed and stable before undergoing the procedure is crucial. You may be at a higher risk of implant complications if you have a compromised immune system. Consulting with a healthcare professional and Dr. Dave Dodrill is essential to assess the potential impact of systemic conditions on your eligibility for dental implants and to develop a tailored treatment plan that prioritizes your overall health and safety.


Physical Health

Physical health is a fundamental factor influencing your candidacy for dental implants. Good physical health patients are generally more likely to have successful implant placement and healing. Conditions that compromise the immune system or impair the body's ability to recover, such as uncontrolled diabetes or cardiovascular issues, can pose potential risks during and after the implant procedure. Discussing your physical health with Dr. Dave Dodrill is important, as a comprehensive evaluation will help determine the most suitable approach for dental implant treatment while prioritizing your overall well-being and safety.

Compassion, Expertise, and Decades of Experience

What sets Flathead Dental Implant Arts apart is our dedication to being a premier implant-focused practice. With not one but two highly skilled clinicians, each with more than 15 years of invaluable implant experience and an overall team with a staggering 160 years of combined dental expertise, we bring unparalleled knowledge and proficiency to every procedure.

We invest in the latest, top-tier dental technology, ensuring you receive cutting-edge care that meets the highest standards. However, it’s not just about technology; it’s about the personal touch. We are committed to exceeding your expectations through warm, individualized service. You will feel our genuine care and dedication throughout your dental experience, which truly sets us apart.

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