When you make an appointment with us at Northern Horizon Dental to see a cosmetic dentist, you may be anxious to discuss whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. To help your cosmetic dentist ensure that this restorative option is the best way to go, there are a few pieces of information you should disclose during your appointment.
- Your Health History. On occasion, people who suffer from certain health conditions are not good candidates for dental implants. For example, people with heart disease, diabetes, or anyone who has had radiation therapy done near their head or neck are usually not a good fit for this dental procedure. Disclosing your health history is essential because in order for you to benefit from dental implants, your gums must be relatively healthy.
- Medications You Are Taking. Although you should reveal this information to your cosmetic dentist every time you come into our office for an appointment, it’s always a good idea to let your dentist know what medications you’re currently taking. This can help your dentist better understand how to tailor the dental implant procedure according to your specific needs.
- Whether You Have Had Other Cosmetic Work Done. If you’re like many people, dental implants are just one part of restoring your smile. If you have had any cosmetic work done on your teeth, regardless of how minor it was, it’s essential that you let your dentist know what procedure you had done and when it was completed.