Hillcrest Dental
David J. Akkara DMD

How do I know if I am a good candidate for dental implants?

The problem with missing teeth goes beyond esthetics, and dental implants are generally considered to be the best tooth replacement option available. You’ll be pleased to know that most people are good candidates for dental implants, but the best way to find out for sure is to make an appointment for a consultation at our Hillcrest, FL dental clinic. Dr. David Akkara will assess the current state of your oral and overall health, and he can make tooth replacement recommendations based on his findings.

In some situations, patients might find that they are at risk of less successful dental implant rates. These include:

  • Patients with diabetes that is not under control.
  • Patients who are on medications that compromise their immune system.
  • Patients who have received chemotherapy in the past.

Many of these issues can be overcome; it is important that you provide Dr. Akkara with a full medical history to improve your chances of success with dental implants.

If you have questions about dental implants or other tooth replacement options, we invite you to make an appointment at Hillcrest Dental. We look forward to restoring your smile and protecting your oral health with modern dental treatments such as dental implants.