Yes, you are. However, you may need an orthodontic solution to create space for the implant first.
Placing a dental implant without the proper amount of space will only exacerbate your issues. It is important to properly place the implant in an area that we prepare to support the implant.
There is no cutoff age for dental implants however there are a few requirements for dental implants that need to be met. Patients need to have sufficient bone density to support a dental implant.
In some cases, a mini-dental implant may be more appropriate. With a mini-dental implant, the metal post is shorter, requiring less bone structure to secure the implant.
Even patients with crooked teeth are candidates for implants. In many cases, our patients will begin an orthodontic treatment and receive a dental implant when it is nearly complete.
That way, space can be created for the implant if necessary. When the procedures are combined, your smile will be greatly improved.
In rare cases, if teeth don’t respond to orthodontic treatment, a professional may recommend removing a tooth and replacing it with an implant. If you have an over-bite or under-bite, you should know that the position of your bite does not necessarily disqualify you from dental implants.
However, we will typically recommend that you consider solutions to address this issue. By first aligning your jaw, you can correct both the appearance and functionality of your smile.
Call us at 215-343-3900 to learn more. Jamison Innovative Dentistry is located at 2370 York Road in Jamison.
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