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Tucson Dental Implants: Are You Eligible For This Tooth Replacement Option?

Tucson Dental Implants: Are You Eligible for This Tooth Replacement Option?

If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, a high-quality titanium dental implant is a great tooth replacement option that can restore your smile. Dental implants are longer lasting, easier to care for, and better for your jawbone than dentures, which makes them an ideal option for patients who are missing teeth. They also allow you to eat all of the foods you normally enjoy. However, in order to receive dental implants, you’ll need to meet certain basic criteria. So how can you tell whether you’re eligible to receive dental implants? Here’s what you need to know.

Are You in Good Overall Health?

The dental implant placement procedure is surgical in nature, and that means you’ll need to meet all of the minimum eligibility requirements for elective surgery. If you’re pregnant or if you smoke, you may not be a good candidate for dental implants. Your Tucson dentist may also declare you ineligible if you are currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment, if you’re taking steroids, or if you’ve been prescribed immunosuppressant medications.

Preferably, you’ll need to be free of diseases like thyroid conditions, uncontrolled diabetes, or blood and bone disorders, including bone marrow cancer. If you do have one of these conditions, you may or may not be eligible depending on your own individual circumstances. Your dentist can help you to understand whether your condition makes you ineligible for dental implant surgery.

Are You Free of Periodontal Disease?

In order to ensure that your new dental implants last a lifetime, your dentist will need to make sure that you don’t have any active periodontal disease. Although periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss – and one of the primary reasons why people seek dental implant surgery – it’s important that any periodontal infection you’ve had in the past is completely gone before you receive your dental implants. An active periodontal infection can destroy the supportive structures that keep your dental implants intact or prevent your dental implants from fusing to your jaw, and undergoing implant surgery while you have periodontal disease could do more harm than good.

Do You Have a Strong Jawbone?

Your new dental implants will need to be fully encased in dense bone in order to be secured in place. If your jawbone has suffered significant deterioration due to prolonged periodontal disease, it will no longer have the structural integrity to support dental implants – and your implant will fail. Your Tucson dentist can perform a simple jawbone assessment to determine whether you have adequate bone density. If you don’t have enough bone left in your jaw, you may still be eligible for a dental implant if you first undergo a bone graft.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and get back the brilliant smile you once had. And although they’re becoming more and more popular, they aren’t always an option for every patient. Your dentist can help you to understand whether dental implants are an appropriate course of treatment – and whether you might need a bone graft first. To learn more about dental implants, or to schedule an assessment and determine whether dental implants are right for you, call Badie Dental today at (520) 433-9800.

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Sharp Barnes
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Well trained staff! It’s always a warm welcome when visiting Dr. Badie. The patients satisfaction is truly a priority here. 10/10 I would recommend.
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2 years ago
I am extremely petrified of dentists. Dr Badie was so patient with me, even when I was being a very hard patient. He gave me something to help with my anxiety. I had 8 teeth pulled at once. No pain whatsoever. Even the next day. No swelling, no pain. Even though I will still be scared every appointment, I know he can be trusted to be patient and gentle every step of the way.
Kelly Ann
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2 years ago
I am so so excited to get my teeth fixed this is the best dentist office in Tucson hands down there so nice, not judgemental, And do spectacular work. Rachel is so amazing and so awesome she has been nothing but helpful and a delight to deal with. Everything about this experience getting my teeth fixed so far has been perfect now that I found this dentist office. While Most of the other places I had gone were unwilling to actually help me and were very judge mental of me because of my situation and needing to get my entire mouth restored after using drugs for 20 years, even after getting clean and saving up money I was still treated with such disrespect it was like disgusting and I am so grateful for Rachel and Dr. Badie & their team For being so compassionate and professional and fur doing all that they can to help me thank you guys so much you’re so amazing I hope that other people find & choose you so that you can help them too! I will forever be grateful to you guys And I’m so blessed to have found you thank you
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2 years ago
I have been going to Dr Badie for about 3+ years for my cleaning. All his staff are AWESOME! Everyone is so nice and professional. I had my cleaning and filling done, and it was painless. Thank you all for making my teeth beautiful as always!
Richard Nordenberg
5/5
2 years ago
I’ve had a few good Dentists over many years but Dr. Badie’s office is by far the best and most pleasant to visit. Hard decisions are easier to make with their advice and council that can be trusted. He and his entire staff could not be better trained and professional in their work and office manner. It may sound a bit much but this is true, both my wife and I look forward to our appointments as the pleasant experiences they are. There should be 6 stars….Make that 7!
larissa bos
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2 years ago
I received excellent dental care from Dr. Badie and his very friendly and efficient assistant Diane. Dr. Badie is very competent, detailed, compassionate, and thoroughly explains recommended treatment. His staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Wonderful experience, highly recommended!
Irene Meza
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2 years ago
I can’t say enough about Dr. Badie and his team. Samantha is the first person to see when you walk in the door, she’s warm and very comforting. She explains everything you need to know regarding your insurance and also the procedures. Angelica is the lead assistant she’s kept me informed as to what will be done as far as the procedure during my dental appointment. She was also very comforting and knowledgeable. Dr. Badie made me feel extremely at ease. I’ve never been to a dentist office where everyone made me feel so welcome and comfortable. Going to the dentist is definitely not somewhere you want to go but with Dr Badie he made all my worries go away. My teeth need a lot of work and he assured me he can make my teeth look amazing again. There’s no words to describe how blessed I am to be seen by Dr. Badie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I would definitely recommend this place!! 💓
Sabastian Rodriguez
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3 years ago
Today I went in for my first check up.The whole staff was amazing. Dentist Badie really does care. He took his time with me to develop a plan with my teeth. I felt such a relief when he said that my teeth can be saved. Now myself I do not have insurance but the way they broke everything down made it super affordable for me. This place Is definitely worth it.

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