In general, most people between the ages of 18 and on up are good candidates to get implants. However, some circumstances may need careful consideration before proceeding. Here are a few of the most common circumstances:
- Someone who has significant periodontal disease. The disease might also affect an implant.
- People whose healing process has been compromised through certain chronic diseases or medications may find implant placement would need to be carefully considered and monitored.
- Someone who has been taking bisphosphonates for an extended period of time as a treatment for osteoporosis may not be a candidate for implants. They should consult with their physician and their dentist to discuss the option.