Do You Qualify for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are fused to the jawbone to provide a permanent replacement for missing teeth. You can consult with a dentist to see if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.

Key takeaways:

  • You will need a certain level of bone density in order to support a dental implant.
  • Good oral health without any gum disease or tooth decay is an important qualification for dental implants.
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco reduces your suitability as a candidate for a dental implant.

“Fortunately, even if you do have existing tooth decay or gum disease, you can typically still qualify for dental implants by correcting these underlying issues.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.