Who is a candidate for dental implants and how successful are implants?
Many people with missing teeth are candidates for for implants. One notable exception is smokers, as there is a higher risk of initial implant failure due to the nicotine’s action on blood vessels. There are many factors which your general dentist at Millennium Smile – Crowfoot Dental will look at to determine if implants are right for you. Today we use implants to replace small bridges, removable partial dentures and missing teeth.
The potential for success depends largely on quality of the bone where the implants are placed and the amount of force that they are put under. Generally, with proper care, once properly healed, implants last for many years.