Who Can Have Dental Implants? 27 September 20234 September 2023Dental implants are a method of replacing missing teeth. They are suitable for most adults, but there are a few exceptions. Your dentists will discuss with you during your consultation whether they are right for you or not.Your dentist may not recommend dental implants if you:Have had radiotherapy in or around your jaw.Have diabetes that isn’t well controlled.Smoke, chew tobacco or vape. Smoking causes a number of adverse effects on your oral health, including dry mouth and reduced blood flow. This slows the healing process and the integration of the implant into your jawbone.Drink heavily.Take recreational drugs.Have active gum disease. Your mouth needs to be in a healthy condition to have implants. Gum disease creates an environment that increases the risk of infection around the implants. This could lead to the failure and loss of the implant.In some situations where bone is lacking, the placement of the implant can be more difficult. Your dentist will assess the bone using a CT scan before your treatment starts to ensure that there is enough quality bone to withstand the implant.If you are considering having an implant call us on 01723 670500 to book a consultation to decide if it is suitable for you.