If you have one or more damaged or missing teeth, implants are often the very best long-term solution. Implants can also help solve persistent problems for people with dentures. We can replace your denture with a full arch of implants and crowns, or use implants, to anchor your denture in such a secure and natural way that it will feel like you have your own teeth again, but we have to determine first if you are a good candidate for the dental implant procedure.
The newer, smaller diameter implants, called mini-implants, are a popular choice at Cambridge Dental as they are a minimally-invasive alternative to typical implants. The mini-implant procedure is also well-liked by both dentists and patients as it rarely leads to complications.*
Anyone is a potential candidate for a dental implant procedure. While the procedure is not usually recommended for growing children, there are cases in which an implant is a viable option, such as when used in conjunction with a comprehensive orthodontic plan.
*With the older, conventional implants and protocols, some conditions, such as smoking or advanced diabetes, can sometimes cause complications. In such cases, you will need to have more frequent check-ups, at least in the beginning, to monitor the progress of your implants. Also, with the older conventional implants especially, bone grafts may sometimes be required for patients who don’t have enough bone volume or density.