What Makes a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

You might be thinking to yourself… “Why would I want a dental implant?” The answer to that question truly depends on who you are and if your teeth are rotting or missing due to accident or disease. If you have a missing tooth or teeth an implant could be a simple way to replace the gap left behind.

People that are missing a singular tooth or multiple teeth might want to consider talking to their dental team about implants if they try to hide their smile, wear uncomfortable dentures, are experiencing any dissatisfaction with removable dentures, etc. Dental implants may also be a good option if you want to keep other teeth intact.

Good Candidates for Dental implants:


  • Have good general health
  • Have a jaw that is strong enough to support an implant
  • Have enough bone in the jaw bone (bone grafts/ sinus lift surgery can help if this is a problem)

Should not:

  • Not have a chronic illness like leukemia or diabetes
  • Not use tobacco products

All things considered…

 It is imperative to talk to your dentist about all of the options possible. A dental implant can take longer or have a higher cost than other replacement options. They may also be a better value because they can, in some circumstances, last a lifetime. Your dental team is here to help you make the best decision for you. Each situation is different and you should always feel safe and heard.

If you’ve been thinking about your options to replace a missing tooth or teeth, why not schedule a consultation with our team today!

Call us at 612-338-557, send us an email @info@nicolletstationdental.com or fill out this online form by clicking here!