Most patients who are able to undergo a routine dental extraction should largely befit enough for a dental implant to be placed. In growing children, dental implants might not be suitable as their alveolar/ jaw bone is still developing.There is no upper age limit for dental implant treatment for healthy adults. For patients with existing chronic gum disease or systemic diseases, you will need to work hand in hand with your MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL Dentist and your Medical Doctor to achieve proper disease control prior to commencing dental implant treatment.
Smoking is a known factor which can compromise the success of dental implant treatment. Many studies have clearly proven a causal relationship to poor wound healing and poor “osseo-integration/ jaw bone healing to the implants” in especially regular smokers. Some patients who have lost their teeth for many years may experience significant alveolar/jaw bone loss. Such patients will often require implant site preparation with bone grafts or sinus lifts to ensure adequate bone volume is present prior to implant placement.