Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Jul 11, 2023
 Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a solution for missing teeth, but there are some requirements you need to meet to get them. Find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants here.

If you’re missing multiple teeth or even just one tooth, you might wonder what your tooth replacement options are. Dental implants are quickly becoming a top choice when replacing missing teeth. They look and act like your natural teeth, not to mention that they’re comfortable and convenient. 

However, the important thing to note about dental implants is that they’re not the best solution for everyone. While dental implants can help you reach your smile goals, there are some requirements that you need to meet beforehand. 

At Beaches Dentistry in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Nodesh Shyamsunder, BDSJasleen Raina, DDS, and the rest of our team offer many options for dental implants. Here, we want to review more about our dental implant options and the requirements to get them.

Explaining dental implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots anchored into your jawbone. Over a few months, these new tooth roots fuse with your jawbone. An artificial tooth, or crown, is then placed on top. Dental implants have the look and function of natural teeth.

Dental implants often replace a single missing tooth. However, it’s possible to replace a whole row of missing teeth, whether for your top or bottom set of teeth or both. These are known as All-on-4® dental implants. In this case, four posts get placed before a prosthetic denture is securely attached to them.

Dental implants have many benefits, including that they’re durable and long-lasting; they act just like your natural teeth, which enable you to eat a regular diet, brush, and floss as usual, and improve your appearance and self-esteem.

Who qualifies for dental implants?

Most of the time, if you’re in generally good health and can undergo the necessary procedures for dental implants, you can consider getting dental implants. Some of the other requirements you may need to have include:

  • One or more missing teeth
  • A fully developed jawbone
  • Sufficient jawbone to anchor the implants to
  • Healthy oral tissue
  • No underlying health conditions that affect bone healing

Committing to good oral hygiene and caring for your implants is also beneficial.

If you don’t have sufficient jawbone to anchor the implants to, you may need to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift before starting the dental implant process.

Next steps

Don’t hesitate to contact our team for a consultation if you’d like to be a candidate for dental implants. To schedule an appointment, call us at 904-246-6714 or use our online booking tool today.

What our patients are saying 
Dr. Raina has been an outstanding orthodontist for me! I needed upper and lower braces as an adult and she made the entire process a fantastic experience! The entire office staff is so kind, patient, and personable! Another plus is having my dentist, Dr. Nodesh, in the same office so cleanings and routine dental checkups could overlap on the same day as orthodontic appointments.
Rhonda J
I’ve been going here for nearly 35 years, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. The staff is very professional and friendly.
Will H.
Very friendly and collegial staff. Dr. Nodesh was very kind and explained me my treatment plan in detail. Highly recommended
Shilpa D
 Best most thorough and least pain giving dentist I’ve ever experienced. I am 74 years old, blessed with excellent teeth and am particular about them. The office is equipped with the latest medical equipment and accessories. If you are in the market for a new dentist, this is the place. 
Amos A.
Dr. Nodesh and his staff are great. I have never had a dentist who is more meticulous and committed to making sure everything is done correctly and looks great. Thanks Doc
Dorri K.
"I have been a long time patient of Beaches Dentistry. I HIGHLY recommend this practice. My experience includes both routine cleaning and checkups..."
"So kind, endlessly chatty (which I love), intelligent, funny, and engaging. They obviously love their jobs! And their attitude is infectious."
Win C.
"Dr Nodesh at Beaches Dentistry is amazing! He explains the treatment plan clearly and answers all questions before he commences. Never in a rush."
Nasrin R.
"I could not be happier thus far with my past 3 visits to Beaches Dental. Dr Nodesh has a relaxed, yet professional bedside manner."
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Beaches Dentistry - Prosthodontics & Orthodontics

324 3rd Ave N,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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