Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

As a dental implant and periodontal specialist, Dr. Alger places implants for patients with a variety of dental conditions.

What makes an ideal candidate?

Any patient that is missing teeth – or is in need of tooth replacement – is a candidate for dental implants. However, an ideal dental implant patient:

  • Has a sufficient amount of bone tissue in the jaw
  • Is free from gingivitis and periodontal disease
  • Committed to not smoking during the recovery phase
  • Exhibits good oral health
  • Has a good overall health record
  • Is to commit to healthy habits post-surgery
  • Can commit to routine dental visits post surgery

What if I don’t have enough bone structure or healthy tissue?

Jaw bone loss will occur in patients who have lost teeth.  Dr. Alger can graft bone and regenerate tissue to prepare a patient for dental implants! If a patient does not have a sufficient amount of bone structure, there are several types of grafting procedures that Dr. Alger can employ:

  • Socket preservation
  • Socket reconstruction
  • Bone and tissue grafting
  • Ridge augmentation
  • Sinus grafting

Regardless of a patient’s condition, Dr, Alger can help! Our team will carefully create a recommended treatment plan for an optimally successful implant procedure.

Bone Grafting Procedure