Is It True That I’m Not A Candidate For Dental Implants?

by Andrew Mueller, DMD, MD | Apr 8, 2024

Many individuals with failing or missing teeth dream of a permanent solution that could restore their oral health, ability to eat a healthy diet, and overall comfort and confidence. Fortunately, such a solution exists in the form of full arch dental implants.

Unfortunately, many patients seeking full arch dental implants are turned away by one or more dentists or surgeons.

If you have been told that you’re not a candidate for dental implant treatment, this article is for you. At Doctors Implants, our world-class team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has successfully performed full mouth dental implant procedures on countless patients who were turned away by other clinics due to bone loss or complex cases.

Below, we’ll explore some of the common reasons patients are told they’re not good candidates for full mouth dental implants and how we at Doctors Implants take on even the most complex of cases with skill, confidence, and life-changing results.

Who Can Perform Full-Arch Dental Implant Surgery?

Technically speaking, any dentist can perform a full mouth dental implant procedure. But do you want to entrust your care throughout a major medical procedure to someone without extensive experience and training?

While many younger dentists have received training in dental implant surgery as part of their general certification, more experienced dentists must often seek out specific professional development opportunities to learn about the rapidly evolving world of dental implants.

When considering which dentist or surgeon will be the right fit for you, don’t hesitate to ask about their background, certifications, and experience with full mouth dental implants.

At Doctors Implants, we are proud to share our exceptional credentials and expertise:

  • We are Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (meaning we are both dentists and medical doctors).
  • Our facility is exclusively dedicated to full mouth dental implants (meaning that we’ve had the opportunity to perfect our groundbreaking procedure thousands of times over).
  • Our state-of-the-art facilities bring together a team of highly trained medical professionals under one roof (meaning we provide superior care in a superior setting).

Many People Are Told They Aren’t a Candidate for Dental Implant Surgery

Have you been turned away from a dentist’s office or another dental implant clinic for any of the following reasons? Doctors Implants can help.

Common Reasons

  • Insufficient Bone – This is the most common reason why people are told they’re not a candidate for dental implants. While bone loss often occurs when teeth are missing and can complicate the full mouth dental implant procedure, we’ve never turned away a patient for this reason. Our exceptional Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons don’t even consider suggesting bone grafting processes for patients who have experienced bone loss because they possess the cutting-edge knowledge and skill to directly place implants with precision and security in even the most severe of bone loss cases.
  • Complex Medical Situations – Because our surgeons are medical doctors as well as dentists, we’re often able to work with patients to find safe implant solutions even when other complex medical conditions are present.
  • Malocclusions – If you suffer from a severe malocclusion (misalignment of teeth) that was not treated early in life, the phenomenal team at Doctors Implants can help you achieve the beautiful and functional smile you deserve.
  • Lack of Training or Facilities – Sometimes, patients with more complex presentations are turned away because the dentist or surgeon providing the consultation doesn’t have the proper training, staff, experience, lab, or facility to accommodate their needs (though this is rarely communicated to the patient, who is often simply told they’re “not a candidate for dental implants”). This is never the case at Doctors Implants, where we prioritize transparency and our team of doctors is truly invested in your overall health and well-being. We will be by your side every step of the way as we deliver extraordinary care and outcomes.

Post-Care After Dental Implant Surgery

Full mouth dental implants aren’t the end of your oral health journey. They’re just the beginning, and ensuring their longevity is paramount. Selecting an implant specialist who has the expertise to provide regular check-ups and maintenance is vital to the long-term success of full mouth dental implants. Properly protect and maintain your life-changing investment when you choose Doctors Implants.

Under the Impression You Are Not a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implant Surgery?

If you’re under the impression you’re not a suitable candidate for full mouth dental implant surgery, we strongly encourage you to book a free consultation with our leading team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for another opinion. Contact us today at 1-844-SMILES2!

About the Author

Andrew Mueller, DMD, MD

Dr. Andrew Mueller loves being an oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. After completing both dental and then medical school, he did a general surgery residency and an oral/maxillofacial surgery residency (both at Parkland hospital in Dallas, Texas). He has performed countless general anesthetics in the operating room, learning how to safely put patients to sleep and wake them back up.

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