Lucio H. Kim DDS

Am I a candidate for a dental implant?

dental implant | Glendale CA DentistGenerally speaking, anyone with a missing tooth is a candidate for a dental implant! Of course, there are several other important factors that we must take into consideration before we can determine if a dental implant is right for you.

Things to Consider

A major consideration is the presence of sufficient bone in the area where we are planning to place the dental implant. An implant works by integrating with and becoming part of surrounding tissue, so there must be enough bone to support the implanted root.

When a tooth is lost, the bone that surrounds the missing root gradually begins to deteriorate because there is nothing to support it. If this is the case for you, Dr. Kim may recommend bone grafting surgery to build up the area and stimulate your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone in your jaw.

Dental Implants in Glendale 

The only way we can know for sure if dental implants are right for you is by scheduling a thorough exam and evaluation with Dr. Kim. While dental implants are preferred by many patients and doctors, we do have other options that may be more appropriate for you.

Please give our office a call and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation to get you started. 

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