Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants? By Roger B. Parkes, DMD on February 05, 2018

We all want a healthy smile, but some people may think this is not possible for them.

Whether it’s genetics or damage to the teeth, some people think their teeth are going to stay the way they are for the rest of their life. But this is not the case. With dental implants, almost anyone can get the healthy smile they are looking for.

Dental implants can work for most people, but there may be some cases where dental implants cannot be used. The best way to know if you are an appropriate candidate is to speak with your periodontist, but the list below should give you a better understanding of who dental implants would be good for and who should not receive them.

Dental implants may not be appropriate for the following:
- Children or teenagers whose jaw bone is still developing
- Pregnant women
- People who have been, or are smokers
- People who are heavy drinkers
- People who have systemic diseases such as diabetes
- Those who are undergoing radiation treatment on their head or neck

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, be sure to view our video below.

If you would like to see if dental implants are a good option for you, please schedule an appointment with us today.

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Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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